The main objectives of this sequence of lessons are that the students get to know the concept of nudging and realize when, by whom and for what purpose they are being nudged or manipulated. Then they are capable of deciding how to deal with that and have alternative concepts for action to their disposal to react accordingly.
Nudges – Boosts – Challenges
This paper comprises a sequence of 10 lessons for grade 11 in the Bavarian gymnasium where - in the context of the general question of freedom and determination - the concept of nudging is introduced, applied and evaluated. Each of the lessons is described in detail.
|Author / creator||Curator||Date|
|Margot Helgert||Rolf Roew||06/2019|
Aims and objectives
The main contents of this sequence are:
- Freedom of will and freedom of action;
- The concept of nudging;
- Conceptions of man and person according to Behavioral Economics;
- Examples of nudging and their ethical evaluation, especially from a teleological and a deontological point of view;
- Boosts and challenges as alternatives to nudges;
- Political terms like anarchy, liberalism, paternalism and dictatorship.
Learning activities comprise e.g. class discussion, debates, analysing primary texts, presentations, research, group work, station work.
Materials and resources
All the materials used are described in the German pdf attached (see for "Downloads").