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First Choices: Teaching Children Aged 4-8 to Make Positive Decisions About Their Own Lives

Author: COLLINS, MARGAR
Binding: 7
Pages: 152
Pub Date: 22/03/2006
ISBN: 9781412913058
Availability: In stock
Quick overview The ability to recognize the thoughts and feelings, consider the consequences, and choose the best outcome is a highly valued facility leading to resilience, achievement and responsibility. The skill can be taught. This title provide the materials needed to teach a course on decision making at different age levels.
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..and teachers, parents and carers worry that the decisions that children and young people make might be unwise or dangerous. Decision making is a skill involving both a cognitive and an affective process. It is an ability to: recognize the thoughts and feelings; consider the consequences; and choose the best outcome; Decision making is a highly valued facility leading to resilience, achievement and responsibility. The skill can be taught and in these three volumes the authors provide all the materials needed to teach a course on decision making at each age level. The programme provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. Topics are selected to be age appropriate and the series includes: stealing; lying; social behaviours; risks; justice; loss, grief and bereavement; prejudice; first love; disability; leaving home; and family relationships. The teacher notes indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged. A choice of endings is offered or the young people can develop their own ideas about what might happen next.

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