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Negotiating Win-Win Solutions

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 10, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



In these activities students learn to negotiate a plan for developing a region of the Brazilian rain forest. Students are introduced to a situation that represents the impact of various actions on the interests of the five stakeholder groups. They learn to recognize solutions that are based on a win-win philosophy. As representatives of an assigned stakeholder group, students develop draft proposals for developing the rain forest area. Then, anticipating the responses of other stakeholder groups, students plan how they might accommodate these concerns. Students then meet with representatives of other stakeholder groups to reach consensus on a win-win solution. After all plans have been shared, students assess the impact of each proposal on various stakeholder groups. Finally, students write a position paragraph identifying and justifying their chosen development plan. In the debriefing, students consider the effectiveness of a win-win approach and whether solutions can be found to the problems facing the Brazilian rain forest.



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