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Child Observation for Learning and Research

Child Observation for Learning and Research Author Theodora Papatheodorou
ISBN-10 9781317865872
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 224
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Child Observation for Learning and Research is an exciting new text, providing a thorough grounding in the methodology, practice and interpretation of observing children. The authors draw on their experience and expertise in childcare, education, social work and research to introduce the fundamental principles and process of observation, preparing you for your first observation and building knowledge and confidence through a wide range of scenarios and activities. The book takes the unique approach of demonstrating how acquiring observational skills can serve as a key learning tool, not only helping you to understand children, but also to recognise, analyse and question theory, helping you make sense of your own learning.

Observation Origins And Approaches In Early Childhood

Observation  Origins And Approaches In Early Childhood Author Podmore, Valerie
ISBN-10 9780335244249
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 136
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This New Zealand adaptation looks both at historical roots of child observation as well as various approaches to observing young children in early years settings.

Learning Through Child Observation Third Edition

Learning Through Child Observation  Third Edition Author Mary Fawcett
ISBN-10 9781784501419
Release 2016-04-21
Pages 224
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This fully updated third edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children's services. This accessible text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The authors focus on the importance of fully recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' and as unique individuals within the wider context of the family and community. This new edition reflects updates to policy and practice and further develops the critical perspective on contemporary thinking about childhood and observational methods. This edition has also expanded its focus to include observation of primary-aged children. A popular text, it will appeal to students and professionals in all children's services, whether in pre-school, schools, social care, mental health or health settings.

Child Observation

Child Observation Author Ioanna Palaiologou
ISBN-10 9781473968424
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 288
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This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. It enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. This new Third Edition has been updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes and includes: a new first chapter to help students to understand the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere an exploration of the essential elements of child observation that are important across the world new international case studies a research chapter that has been re-written to improve its accessibility to students more case studies throughout to link theory to practice.

Observation in Health and Social Care

Observation in Health and Social Care Author Clare Parkinson
ISBN-10 9781784501815
Release 2017-07-21
Pages 216
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Examining and exploring new approaches to therapeutic observation in health and social care, this multidisciplinary guide discusses and analyses its uses in a range of practical contexts with children, families and adults. Developing good observation skills is paramount to sustaining relationships in the challenging settings that health and social care professionals find themselves in. This guide shows how observation is taught, applied in practice, and how it will be returned to throughout professionals' careers. Drawing on psychoanalytic ideas and theories of human development as a base for professional learning, the experienced editors and authors offer theoretically informed models to teach observation skills in professional programmes, helping their readers prepare for successful intervention in any setting.

Planning for Play Observation and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

Planning for Play  Observation  and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten Author Gaye Gronlund
ISBN-10 9781605542508
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 232
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Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, this resource provides teachers with tools and strategies to organize and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help teachers create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in the classroom. Gaye Gronlund is an early childhood education consultant who trains early childhood educators across the country. She is the author of six books.

Childhood Observation

Childhood Observation Author Dr Ioanna Palaiologou
ISBN-10 9781844455737
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 136
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Discussing the role of observation in the Early Years environment, this title helps Early Years students and practitioners understand the principles and ethical guidelines of observation and assessment methods, and encourages them to take a critical stance on different observation methods. It examines current initiatives and policies as a context for discussing the theoretical background, and draws on a number of methodologies in order to develop clear and systematic ways of making observations, recording data and using it to evaluate and assess children.

Reading in the Classroom

Reading in the Classroom Author Sharon Vaughn
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056964037
Release 2003
Pages 300
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With this in-depth resource from leaders in the field, educational researchers, administrators, and decision makers will be able to select a classroom observation system that matches their needs - whether they choose from available systems or design their own. Readers will explore nine field-tested observation systems, each with a different focus, such as: assessing the effectiveness of early reading instruction for English-language learners; evaluating reading instruction in general education classrooms that include students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders; observing classroom action and interaction and how they affect reading lessons; improving the writing performance of students who struggle; and reviewing schoolwide literacy outcomes and determining professional development needs. Each chapter examines the development of one system or method, describes its field testing, includes solid research on reliability and validity, weighs its strengths and limitations, and (in some cases) includes the actual tool discussed. A careful compilation of critical information, this book will help educational stakeholders choose the most effective systems and methods for assessing literacy outcomes, identifying methods that work, and highlighting directions for change.

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors A Cultural Paradigm

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors  A Cultural Paradigm Author
ISBN-10 9780128031223
Release 2015-12-08
Pages 450
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Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors, the latest in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Series provides a major step forward in highlighting patterns and variability in the normative development of the everyday lives of children, expanding beyond the usual research populations that have extensive Western schooling in common. The book documents the organization of children’s learning and social lives, especially among children whose families have historical roots in the Americas (North, Central, and South), where children traditionally are included and contribute to the activities of their families and communities, and where Western schooling is a recent foreign influence. The findings and theoretical arguments highlight a coherent picture of the importance of the development of children’s participation in ongoing activity as presented by authors with extensive experience living and working in such communities. Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field of child development and behavior Presents a coherent picture of the importance of the development of children’s participation in ongoing activity Provides a major step forward in highlighting patterns and variability in the normative development of the everyday lives of children, expanding beyond the usual research populations that have extensive Western schooling in common Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Powerful Interactions

Powerful Interactions Author Amy Laura Dombro
ISBN-10 1928896723
Release 2011
Pages 150
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"A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It's how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built. But interactions in which teachers intentionally promote learning can be few and far between. A “Powerful Interaction” may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, and then presents a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book guides you through the three steps of a Powerful Interaction (Be Present, Connect, and Extend Learning) in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes. Whether you work in an child care center or home, Early Head Start or Head Start program, preschool or early primary classroom, you make a difference in the lives of children and families&—and Powerful Interactions can make that difference even bigger. "--Publisher.

Thinking Children Learning About Schemas

Thinking Children  Learning About Schemas Author Meade, Anne
ISBN-10 9780335228805
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 176
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Forlagets beskrivelse: This book explores the frequently observed schemas of young children-patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived-and draws out the nature of this learning.

Classroom Observation

Classroom Observation Author Matt O'Leary
ISBN-10 9781136316746
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 208
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Classroom Observation explores the pivotal role of lesson observation in the training, assessment and development of new and experienced teachers. Offering practical guidance and detailed insight on an aspect of training that is a source of anxiety for many teachers, this thought-provoking book offers a critical analysis of the place, role and nature of lesson observation in the lives of education professionals. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from a range of education settings, it considers observation as a means of assessing teaching and learning and also as a way of developing teachers’ skills and knowledge. Key topics include: The purposes and uses of lesson observation The socio-political and historical context in which lesson observation has developed Practical guidance on a range of observation models and methods Teacher autonomy and professional identity Performance management, professional standards and accountability Peer observation, self-observation and critical reflection Using video in lesson observation. Written for all student and practising teachers as well teacher educators and those engaged in educational research, Classroom Observation is an essential introduction to how we observe, why we observe and how it can be best used to improve teaching and learning.

Early Childhood Assessment

Early Childhood Assessment Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309314428
Release 2008-12-21
Pages 500
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The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.

The Student Voice Handbook

The Student Voice Handbook Author Warren Kidd
ISBN-10 9781780520407
Release 2011
Pages 448
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While the Student Voice agenda gathers momentum in all sectors of education in the United Kingdom so too does the degree to which Student Voice comes under the critical gaze of national and international commentators who narrate its influence on policy as each successive government in the UK shapes the agenda as they see fit. The Student Voice movement continues to grow and influence discussion across all levels of education. Equally, international responses to Student Voice extend the debate and movement further. To acknowledge international and UK perspectives, the authors have developed an edited collection speaking to both the practitioner and the academic alike. The text offers diverse perspectives with contributions from internationally acclaimed researchers, academics, classroom practitioners and learners across a variety of ages and educational sectors both at local and international levels.

How Children Learn

How Children Learn Author John Holt
ISBN-10 9780786746903
Release 2009-04-20
Pages 320
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Special Needs and Early Years

Special Needs and Early Years Author Kate Wall
ISBN-10 9781849201339
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 264
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Previous ed.: London: Paul Chapman, 2006.