ERIC Number: ED180630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Enhancing Questioning and Problem-Solving Abilities: Arizona HSST/CDA Compatency Based Training Module #17.
The purpose of this module is to help the Child Development Associate (CDA) intern develop an awareness of the problem-solving process and factors affecting problem-solving abilities of children. The teacher should be able to recognize opportunities to enhance children's abilities to solve problems. Objectives are stipulated, activities for achieving each objective are suggested, and an assessment checklist is provided. A study guide emphasized (1) the nature of problem-solving, (2) the similarity of the problem-solving process to the steps used in scientific inquiry, (3) factors which influence an individual's problem-solving abilities, (4) the use of science activities to enhance problem-solving skills, (5) opportunities for group problem-solving activities, and (6) teaching techniques. A list of resources for further study and a supplement providing guidelines for encouraging children are included. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Inquiry, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Training
Arizona/Nevada CDA, P.O. Box 337, Sacaton, AZ 85247 ($0.33 per module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Coolidge, AZ. AZona/Nevada Child Development Associates.
Identifiers: CDA; Child Development Associate
Note: For other modules in this series, see PS 011 100-128