Prompts That Support Responsible Decision Making

  1. Critical Thinking: Assessing the ability to analyze information objectively, evaluate arguments and evidence, and make logical and well-informed decisions.
  2. Analytical Skills: Evaluating the capacity to break down complex problems into smaller components, identify patterns and trends, and apply systematic approaches to decision making.
  3. Risk Assessment: Measuring the ability to evaluate potential risks and benefits associated with different options or courses of action, considering both short-term and long-term consequences.
  4. Intuition and Gut Feeling: Assessing the capability to rely on instincts, gut feelings, or intuition when making decisions, and evaluating the accuracy and effectiveness of such intuitive judgments.
  5. Creative Thinking: Evaluating the skills to generate innovative ideas, think outside the box, and explore alternative solutions or approaches to decision making.
  6. Emotional Intelligence: Measuring the ability to recognize and understand one’s own emotions and the emotions of others, and use this emotional awareness to inform decision making in a balanced and empathetic way.
  7. Ethical Decision Making: Assessing the capacity to consider moral and ethical principles when making decisions, weighing the impact on stakeholders and the greater good.
  8. Decision Analysis: Evaluating the ability to gather and analyze relevant data, apply decision-making frameworks or models, and make informed and objective decisions based on evidence and information.
  9. Adaptability: Measuring the capability to adjust decisions and plans in response to changing circumstances, new information, or unforeseen challenges.
  10. Reflective Decision Making: Assessing the willingness and ability to reflect on past decisions, learn from mistakes, and make improvements for future decision-making processes.
  1. What kinds of things do you think about when you are making a decision?
  2. How might your past relationships might impact your decisions about future relationships.
  3. How can focusing on assets rather than deficits affect your decisions?
  4. What is something you have done this year that you are proud of?
  1. What are some ways that you help others in your family or community?
  2. What are some ways that you help others in/at ____?
  3. Who are some people who make a difference in your life in/at ____?
  4. How can young people help make a difference in the area of social injustice in/at ____?
  5. What should institutions do (schools, city government, etc.) to improve the situation of social injustice in/at ____?
  1. Describe your decision-making process in/at ____.
  2. Describe a time you used the decision-making process learned in/at ____.