Instructional Strategies for Developing Problem Solving Skills Among Upper Elementary School-Children- A Theory-Based Approach

Instructional Strategies for Developing Problem Solving Skills Among Upper Elementary School-Children-A Theory Based Approach

23296-group-pic-at-ibmCorresponding Author:
Dr. Amar S Kanekar,
Assistant Professor,Health Studies,East Stroudsburg University,72204 -United States of America
Submitting Author:
Dr. Amar S Kanekar,
Assistant Professor,Health Studies,East Stroudsburg University,18301 -United States of America

Abstract
Developing problem-solving skills is an essential competency for sustaining emotional and mental health among children.These skills are also used as a part of various intervention programs aimed at depression prevention,substance abuse prevention and safer sex promotion in youths and adolescents.The purpose of this article was to portray an instructional strategy for developing problem-solving skills among school kids.The target audience for this teaching strategy is sixth-grade students at any elementary school.
Introduction
The competency to develop problem solving skills among children is an essential skill required for mental development.When this is established,it helps children make informed decisions about their health and act upon them in a social-ecological context [1].Problem-solving skills are also,an important component of school readiness among children,whichleads to academic success,stemming from effectively managing emotions and behaviors[2].Emotional health is closely related to mental health and stress levels,as is well established[3] and hence the emphasis of developing and sustaining problem-solving skills for positive youth development programs [4].

Instructional Strategies for Developing Problem Solving Skills Among Upper Elementary School-Children- A Theory-Based Approach

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