What lies behind decision-making and improved educational and managerial performance? This book tries to answer by putting forth meaningful strategies in the context of planning and executive functions. This is based on five broad themes: Decisions are based on both emotions and rationality in varying proportions. Emotions and rationality are functions of the brain. Origin of planning and executive functions engaged in problem-solving, and how these functions are measured from three worlds, viz., world of physical objects, world of conscious and unconscious states and psychological control, and world of cultural products, such as language, theories in science, and objects of art. Improvement in planning and executive functions helps in better performance in both educational achievements and managerial decision-making. Methods to boost decision-making and planning.

This book will interest Educational Planners and Managers in business administration as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology, Management and Education.

Verbalization Enhances Planning: Application in Education

Verbalization enhances planning: Application in education

Verbalization boosts Planning because it allows one to formulate strategies for solving a similar problem and regulate activity through one's own overt or covert speech. We mention several experiments in support of how verbalization helps poor planners. As a theoretical context for the verbalization procedure, the method of dynamic assessment or interactive assessment is then introduced. Of special interest in these studies is the finding that the positive effect of concurrent, overt verbalization boosts problem solving, specifically for poor planners, and not for those who have adequate planning, although both groups had low performance prior to verbalization. Overt verbalization also seems to prevent quick deterioration of detailed verbal information.

Since Planning is a metacognitive process ...

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