To learn skills to help make thoughtful decisions
Life Skills: Decision-making, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Problem-solving
If you work in another language you can find three words for the three Cs which also begin with a similar letter. For example, Juconi who teaches in Mexico, used the three Ds in Spanish: Desaffo, Diyuntiva and Desenlace instead of the English 3 Cs (challenges, choices and consequences).
Read through this activity carefully and work out your own decision-making example. It should be something important and relevant to the children in that group. It is best if the children can see how the example can help them with REAL decision-making.
Has anyone made a decision that did not turn out well? Would the 3 Cs steps have helped? How?
If you have time, it may be useful to finish this session with a game such as the Fishbowl game or team drawing (see the Games section at the end of this book).
Follow this activity with further sessions in which the group works together to ‘practice’ the 3 Cs decision-making process.