Responsible Decision Making
The abilities to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions across diverse situations.
This includes the capacities to consider ethical standards and safety concerns, and to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions for personal, social, and collective well-being.
Responsible Decision Making Includes:
- Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness
- Identifying solutions for personal and social problems
- Learning to make a reasoned judgement after analyzing information data, facts
- Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
- Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside & outside of school
- Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family, and community well-being
- Evaluating personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional impacts
Demonstrating Curiosity and Open-Mindedness
Studies suggest that curious personalities are associated with humor, playfulness, life satisfaction, good relationships and open-mindedness. Not surprisingly, curiosity also encourages life-long learning.
Identifying Solutions for Personal and Social Problems
Conflict is inevitable in life. Developing healthy techniques for reflection and action allow children to confidently resolve conflict peacefully.
Learning to Make a Reasoned Judgement After Analyzing Information, Data, Facts
Students need good judgment to successfully navigate the sea of information in their academic lives, as well as for the social and emotional choices and decisions that they will inevitably face.
Anticipating and Evaluating the Consequences of One's Actions
Children will make decisions about whether or not they should do something every day. Having the ability to understand actions and consequences is important for their safety.
Recognizing How Critical Thinking Skills are Useful Both Inside & Outside of School
It’s important to know that critical thinking isn’t just about possessing the skills or ability to be able to think outside of their natural concrete thought process. Instead, teachers and parents must form the foundations for such analysis.
Reflecting on One’s Role to Promote Personal, Family, and Community Well-Being
Self-reflection involves turning inward and analyzing what we see or feel as objectively as possible so that we can better understand ourselves and how we think, feel, and behave.
Evaluating Personal, Interpersonal, Community, and Institutional Impacts
Anyone can be an agent of change, and it is up to everyone to promote community development and active participation.