Adolescent perception of fun in learning decision making skills [thesis]

Donna Stanyer
This qualitative research project examined the relevance of fun, as perceived by thirteen and fourteen year-old male and female grade eight studentts, in learning about decision making . The students were taught about decision making using three methods: direct teaching of the Look, Think, Decide model for decision making; the 18-disc decision making game; and through role play. A questionnaire was used to gather information about whether the students were more likely to recall and use a
more » ... ll and use a decision making process if it was experienced as fun . The Look, Think Decide model was identified as the most effective method in helping adolescents learn about making decisions. The majority of students selected learning about decision making through role play as being most fun . Information collected suggests that fun is not the most relevant factor to consider when choosing the most effective strategy for teaching grade eight adolescent students about decision making.
doi:10.24124/2008/bpgub1372 fatcat:6tkq6ecxhzhmpmgy6bkmm4cidy