ERIC Number: ED264292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
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The Effectiveness of Teaching Creative Problem Solving Techniques to Enhance the Problem Solving Ability of Kindergarten Students.
Shaklee, Beverly D.; Amos, Neil G.
The purpose of this research was to determine the effectiveness of using an adapted version of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) to increase problem solving activities of kindergarten students, and to determine the practical significance of using CPS as a method for increasing problem solving skills of kindergarten students. Data were collected from four groups containing 83 students. The experimental groups received 18 lessons, 30 minutes per lesson in creative problem solving for 6 weeks. The control groups participated in the regular kindergarten curriculum for the 6 weeks. All groups were pretested using Think It Through B and posttested using Think It Through C. While the effect size revealed an educationally significant effect for both the experimental and control groups, the impact on the experimental group was larger with an effect size of .8 compared with a medium effect size of .6 for the control group. The statistical analysis of the data showed no significant differences between the groups on problem solving ability after the 6-week interval. However, the results did indicate an educationally significant impact on problem solving acquisition when using creative problem solving techniques with kindergarten children. (PN)
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