How to Influence Decision-Makers through the Creation of Effective Questions
Teaching Strategy Description:
In this exercise, twelve student teams are assigned a determinant of health issue to discuss and then present in class. With the objective of the exercise being “Influencing Decision makers”, teams are asked to compose a question that they would ask local politicians pertaining to their DOH. Questions are collected, students vote on the best question and that question is subsequently sent to politicians for response.
- 3rd year community health course in class activity.
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Submitted by: Diane Dowling, Julie Dyke, Heather Jessup-Falcioni, Denise Kall, Joan Martin Saarinen, Kim Sheppard, Laralea Stalkie, and Kay Vallee, Laurentian University