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Adolescent perception of fun in learning decision making skills
Donna Stanyer (author)Dennis Procter (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
This qualitative research project examined the relevance of fun, as perceived by thirteen and fourteen year-old male and female grade eight students, 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 decision making process if it was experienced as fun. The 'look, think, decide' model was identified as the most effective method in helping adolscents 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. --P. iii.
The original print copy of this thesis may be available here: http://wizard.unbc.ca/record=b1517853
Decision making in adolescence.Teenagers -- Education.Play.