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Assessing Risk
Tracey Borg
Science




Unit created on 6/14/1999 EST.
Last modified 11/11/1999 3:48:09 PM EST.


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Fundamental Understandings (help)


Scientific knowlege and decision-making skills are necessary to make informed decisions regarding health.


Technology ISTE Standards (info) 


Technology Communication Tools Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.

Information Literacy Standards (info) 


Accesses information efficiently and effectively. Evaluates information critically and competently. Uses information effectively and creatively. Pursues information related to personal interests. Strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation. Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology. Participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

Relevance (help)


Reside at the heart of the discipline The concepts of risk in daily life are directly related to personal health. Represents a big idea having enduring value beyond the classroom: Good decision-making skills are necessary to make informed choices in our personal health. Require uncoverage, meaning that misconceptions need to be identified and clarified: NA Offer potential for engaging students: The activities allow the students to make decisions regarding their own bodies and lifestyle choices.

Assessment (help)


Formative Assessment: Using a decision making model, students compare their individual solutions with group members. Groups share solutions with the class and recieve peer feedback. Summative Assessment: Groups of students will be given real life problem solving scenarios. To problem solve these scenarios they will use techniques learned in the unit and communicate these to the entire class.

Components (help)


Decision Making Modeling: This activity will introduce students to a decision making model. Students will practice the steps to logical decision making. This activity will allow the application of those skills to the students' health in everyday life. Risk Assessment: This activity will allow students to take a survey involving health risks that are ranked according to most risky to least risky in peoples' live. Individuals will complete the survey and then share and compare in small groups in order to pin-point areas of specific risk. This allows individuals to assess their own personal "risky" behavior. Life is a Big Fish Bowl!: Students are given real-life risk scenarios by randomly choosing problems to solve. They will use their previously learned decision making skills. This will give them real life practice to take with them as they move through their education experiences.

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Workforce Competencies (info) (help)


Creative and Critical Thinkers, Ethical and Responsible Workers, Cooperative Workers, Effective Leaders, and Culturally Sensitive Leaders
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