Your students will learn to use the skills of observation, drawing conclusions, problem-solving, context clues, identifying fact and opinion and weighing causes and effects in life situations.
The Student’s Problem-Solving Workbook of Detective Cases is designed to teach children a six-step problem-solving process by putting them into the role of a detective. The cases are designed for children aged seven through 12. Adult guidance may be necessary with younger children to help them learn the problem-solving process.
Adults may also wish to use this book with older children who have behavioural problems, to guide them through the problem-solving process and to give them more direct and immediate feedback about their answers.
Teachers and counselors might prefer to use this book in group discussions with children. The teacher or counselor could lead the children in a discussion of each case, and then write down the answers that the group decides upon.
Once this problem-solving process has been learned, it may be useful in helping children solve their own problems in school, at home, or with their friends. When children have problems, as shown by their behaviours or by their distressed emotional state, you may want to remind them that they can think their problems through, much like they did using this workbook.