Development of a Problem Solvıng Scale for Chıldren Attendıng Classes 1-5 of Prımary Educatıon and a Norm Study for Turkey

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Problem solving skill is a skill that needs to be acquired by children in their childhood, which is needed throughout their lifetime. Acquisition of problem comprehension and solution strategies can be ensured easily and naturally by children of this age. Ensuring that children become good problem solvers is important in terms of solution of personal, professional and social problems by using their cognitive skills. For this reason, tests are needed to measure the problem solving skills especially in early childhood. As the subject is measurement of a skill which is needed throughout the lifetime, elaboration of a new scale rather than adaptation of a scale which has been created in another culture is deemed important in terms of the contributions it shall make to the academic studies and the education system of our country.
In order to respond to the demand for a Problem Solving Scale in Turkey, a project that called ‘The Development and Turkish Norm Study of a Problem Solving Scale for Children who are elementary school [Grades K - 5]’ was started on July 1, 2008.

Keywords: Problem Solving, Problem Solving Scale, Primary Education
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Development of a Problem Solving Scale for Children Attending Class 1-5 of Primary Education and Norm Study for Turkey

Dr. Arzu Ozyurek

Student, Child Development and Education
Institute of Educational Sciences, Gazi University

Karabuk, Merkez, Turkey

I have worked as a teacher in the Ministry of National Education. At the same time, I’m a doctoral student in Educational Sciences Institute of Gazi University. ‘Development of a Problem Solving Scale for Children Attending Preschool Institutions and Grades 1-5 in Elementary Schools and Norm Study for Turkey’ in the project named as scholarship students have been included.

Prof. Esra Omeroglu

Faculty, Department of Child Development Education, Gazi University

Prof. Sener Buyukozturk

Educational Sciences
Faculty of Education, Başkent University


Prof. Yasemin Aydogan

Basic Education
Faculty of Education, Abant İzzet Baysal University


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