On this page of the SEL Toolkit, we link to tools and resources for professionals who seek to strengthen young people's decision-making skills. Promote Problem-Solving Thinking There are many simple ways to infuse problem-solving thinking and reflection into program activities: Articulate differences and connections Identify emotions behind actions Brainstorm different approaches or solutions to a task Explore possible consequences Model and articulate decision-making process Reflect on past experiences Evaluate actions - did they meet the goal? Shure describes her approach to teaching children how to think about solving problems. Web Page 5 Problem-Solving Activities for the Classroom The five activities shared here by Concordia University educators can also be used outside the classroom.
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Effective Decision Making: Thinking Critically and Rationally – Wharton
Participants will understand the decision-making process from start to finish, with the ability to recognize cognitive biases that inhibit good decisions. This strategic decision-making program enhances participants' capacity to make well-thought-out individual, group, and organizational decisions. EDT daily end times may vary slightly. Drag for more. In an uncertain business environment, a major challenge is being a decisive, strategic leader. Effective Decision Making: Thinking Critically and Rationally is designed to improve your judgment and guide you to think rigorously and critically. Wharton faculty, led by Professor Maurice Schweitzer, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help you broaden your perspective on how to influence, persuade, and make informed, strategic decisions without bias.
The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking
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A child entering the first grade is a curious combination of strengths and weaknesses-clever at one moment, unreasonable in the next, and "off the wall" in another. Children develop many kinds of analytic skills as they mature. The Critical Thinking Curriculum focuses on developing three specific types of analytic skills that are closely related to personal growth in the child. These are:. It should be clear that the value of the LifeGoals GOOD Decision Model goes even beyond its primary intent to teach children critical decision-making skills ; namely, it serves to increase these three important types of analysis that can help accelerate the child's mental growth.