Adventures in Real Problem Solving: Facilitating Creatiave Problem Solving with Primary Students

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Prufrock Press Inc., 2000 - Creative thinking in children - 90 pages
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This book offers 22 practical, high-interest lessons to guide children in the primary grades in learning and using a simplified approach to Creative Problem Solving. With these activities young childrean will learn how to identify real problems, challenges, and opportunities in their lives. Grades K-3
 

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Contents

Figures Figure 1 Understanding the Challenge Component Adaptations
1
Generating Ideas Component Adaptations
3
Creative Problem Solving Process Adaptations
4
Creative Problem Solving Models
5
Student Drawings of Challenges for CPS
7
CPS Tool Kit
8
Generating and Focusing Tools
9
Three Components Charts
10
Sample Data Questions
21
Comparison of Problem Stage and Doctor Analogy
23
Feelings Chart
25
Comparison of Idea Stage and Collector Analogy
27
Comparison of Solution Stage and Inventor Analogy
31
Comparison of Acceptance Stage and Salesperson Analogy
33
Sample Vote Cards
35
Preparing for Real Problem Solving
38

Generating and Focusing Rules
11
Example of Problem SolvingProcess Cartoon
15
Comparison of Mess Stage and Cleaner Analogy
17
Comparison of Data Stage and Detective Analogy
19
Matching Stages to Challenges
39
Summing it All Up
56
References
79
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