Supporting schools to teach risk-based decision making
Addressing social decision-making is challenging for teachers, as it’s heavily influenced by emotions. This eLesson:
Equips teachers with a tool to teach students decision-making processes specifically to prevent and resolve physical conflict
Helps teachers use effective techniques of self-assessment and reflection, so students come to their own conclusions
Helps schools fulfil curriculum requirements for wellbeing and personal development, and school behavioural management strategies
If only our teens assessed risks like we do—with life experience and learned caution. But they don’t.
Your students perceive risks differently. Let’s teach them to identify and evaluate risks on their terms and in their social context.
Wise decision making takes practice. We all want students to see danger and avoid it. To choose a low tackle on the footy field, to say no to drugs, to step away from confrontation. This life skill is a must.
I used to only think about the risk after I did something risky. Not anymore.”
Risk Awareness and Avoidance
About this eLesson
The science behind risky decisions, and how to make decisions based on assessing the risk
Risk-based decision-making of adolescents versus adults
The impact of violence – victims, perpetrators, family and friends
Being aware and responding to situations, people and signs of anger
Pat’s Story: a powerful glimpse into the reality of violence for young people
Evaluate emotional responses
Students will consider the risks associated with emotional reactions
Students will be able to respond to different situations in measured ways
Evaluate strategies to prevent conflict
Students will gain the life skills needed to ensure anger and aggression does not take young lives
Giving students opportunities to rate their response to risks as they build their knowledge about risk-based decision making.
Teaching students the facts.
Videos and stories
Providing the real-world context.
Add value by getting student groups to come up with strategies for risky scenarios.
|Lesson length||25 – 30 minutes|
|Year level suitability||Years 9 – 12. Can be decided by teachers after viewing content|
|Flexible usage||Use for an unlimited number of students, across all year levels, for 12 months from the date of purchase|
|Can be embedded in schools’ Wellbeing curriculum delivery||Covers key personal and social capability topics. Check your state’s curriculum for specific alignment|
eLearning delivery to suit your school’s needs
Developed to suit different schools’ needs, this eLesson:
Fits into a standard teaching period with ample discussion time afterwards. Expected completion time for this eLesson is 15-20 minutes.
Accessible at any time, allowing for in-class or at-home completion
Teachers can monitor and report on participation and engagement
Best done on individual devices with headphones, so students can independently complete the self-assessment and reflection slides
Teach them more than awareness and avoidance
Take your students through the Be Wise Violence Prevention journey. Equip your students with a full Be Wise skillset.
Lesson 1: Consequences of Violence
Lesson 2: End the Coward Punch
Lesson 4: Risk Awareness and Avoidance