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10.2: Using Making Decisions – Student Edition (Human Biology)

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Tell students that you are about to make a very important decision for them about whether they will get a “D” or an “A” in your class. Pretend to toss a coin, then say, “Sorry, it looks like you're getting the D.” Ask students if that's how they would like the important decisions in their life to be made. Tell them that this section will give them a systematic way of making good decisions.

Assign the reading of the section.

Conduct Activity 9-1: Effective Decision Making.

End the section and the unit by asking students to summarize, either orally or in writing, the most important pieces of information that they have learned, and how they intend to use this information in their own lives.

Hindsight Has Perfect Vision Students analyze a bad decision they made in the past.

Sources of Advice Students think of five people who might be a good source of advice and then as a class group these people into categories-friend, coach, religious leader, parent, etc.

What Do You Think?

Can you think of several situations in which your intuition is a better judge of what to do than a decision process?

What Do You Think?

How might you handle a situation in which you reached a decision, after a careful thought process, but it went against the advice given to you by someone you trusted?

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