Observations and Reflections in Childhood

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Cengage Learning Australia, 2006 - Curriculum evaluation - 194 pages
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Observations and Reflections in Childhood focuses on using quality assessment, referred to as documentation, to record childrena s learning and development during everyday activities. This Australian text explains how to: a Observe children and gather a range of documentation a Interpret documentation using different theoretical perspectives a Program using the strengths and interests identified in documentation a Share documentation with others Observations and Reflections in Childhood includes examples of best practice and personal experiences from people working in long day care, outside school hours care and family day care settings. The book is written for those who are preparing to work with children in any of these settings.
 

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Contents

WHEN ASSESSMENT BECOMES DOCUMENTATION
9
WHERE TO NEXT?
17
TYPES OF OBSERVATIONAL RECORDS
27
WHERE TO NEXT?
47
Documenting logs checklists rating scales and reflections
48
REFLECTIONS
62
Interpreting play and holistic development
68
INTERPRETING PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
77
INTERPRETING EXPRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT
94
Interpreting interactions cognition and learning
105
INTERPRETING COGNITIVE AND LEARNING DEVELOPMENT
115
WHERE TO NEXT?
139
USING DOCUMENTATION TO SET GOALS
145
SUMMARISING YOUR DOCUMENTATION
157
WHERE TO NEXT?
163
REPORTING DOCUMENTATION
179

INTERPRETING PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
85

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