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Bögeholz, Susanne; Eggert, Sabina; Ziese, Carolin; Hasselhorn, Marcus:

Modeling and fostering decision-making competencies regarding challenging issues of sustainable development

In: Leutner, Detlev;Fleischer, Jens;Grünkorn, Juliane;Klieme, Eckhard (Hrsg.): Competence assessment in education Cham : Springer (2017) , 263-284


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4. Beiträge in Sammelwerken; Sammelband (keine besondere Kategorie)

Deutschland, Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Entscheidung, Kompetenz, Modellbildung, Problemlösen, Entscheidungstheorie, Messung, Test, Schüler, Gymnasium, Sekundarstufe I, Sekundarstufe II, Befragung, Fragebogenerhebung, Lehrer, Training, Pilotstudie

A model of decision-making competence for secondary school students was developed and validated within the project "Decision-Making Competence Regarding Challenging Issues of Sustainable Development". The model rests on three pillars: Education for Sustainable Development, decision-making theory, and educational competence modeling. Three dimensions of decision-making competence were identified: (1) "Understanding values and norms" in the context of Sustainable Development (SD), (2) "Developing solutions", and (3) "Evaluating solutions" for SD problems. The two last-mentioned dimensions stem from decision-making theory, and were adapted to educational purposes. Related measurement instruments were developed according to Wilson's developmental cycle, using a between-item-multidimensionality approach. The test development procedures and results are described for the dimension "Developing solutions". Moreover, we started with an experimental validation of a theory of socioscientific decision making. More specifically, we used training-induced strategies to realize experimental variation to differentiate empirically between two decision-making dimensions and problem solving. The results of a pilot study addressing the validation of "Developing solutions" and "Evaluating solutions", vis-à-vis problem solving, are reported and discussed. We close with considerations of future research, to realign the boundaries of our research program. (DIPF/Orig.)

Education and Human Development