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Learning objects Balancing the options: opinion organiser

TLF ID L1029

Use a tool to compare survey responses of groups of people. Identify three possible options and stakeholder groups. Adjust sliders to show how positively each stakeholder rates each option. Compare results, then choose the option that best meets the preferences of all groups. Explain the reasons for your recommendation. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use a graphical tool to represent the responses of different stakeholders to suggested options.
  • Students compare the responses of a range of stakeholders to determine the most popular options.
  • Students recommend and justify a solution that achieves the most favourable outcome for all stakeholders.
Educational value
  • Students compare and analyse a range of opinions.
  • An interactive tool allows students to graphically represent the degree to which options are favoured.
  • Students specify a community issue, potential solutions and stakeholder groups.
  • Students choose the most popular option according to survey responses.
  • Students recommend an action and summarise reasons in a printable report.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • studies of society and environment
  • Studies of society and environment/Investigation, communication and participation
  • Studies of society and environment/Surveys
  • Studies of society and environment/Values
  • Studies of society and environment/Choices
  • Studies of society and environment/Attitudes
  • Studies of society and environment/Community
  • Studies of society and environment/Conflict resolution
  • Studies of society and environment/Decision-making
  • Knowledge;
  • Comprehension;
  • Application;
  • Analysis
Student activity
  • Interactives;
  • Experiment;
  • Analysis;
  • Modelling
Learning design
  • Experiential learning;
  • Independent learning;
  • Problem solving;
  • Visual learning

Other details

  • Script writer
  • Name: Anne-Maree Scott
  • Address: Bundanoon NSW 2578 Australia
  • Subject matter expert
  • Technical implementer
  • Publisher
  • Date of contribution: 09 Oct 2013
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia
  • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning resource type
  • Interactive Resource
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS Windows)
  • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
  • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
Operating systems
  • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
  • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.