Policy Briefing


Organize a policy conference focusing on a global issue for participants to discuss the issues from different points of view.

Instructional Purpose

To apply appropriate interviewing techniques, deliver persuasive arguments (including evaluation and analysis of problems and solutions and causes and effects), deliver descriptive or expository presentations, historical interpretation, research, evidence, and point of view. And to teach the art of negotiation.





Should not be used with highly controversial issues requiring conflict resolution skills but can be used for developing skills to work out cooperation between willing parties.


May be extended by adding a resolution component. This webquest emphasizes bringing all participants together for an airing of their similarities and differences.

This Design Pattern was authored by Rosemarie Bernier