The rationale for the observation assignment is that after studying textbook mat


The rationale for the observation assignment is that after studying textbook material, and varying forms of media, seeing and hearing children in real time observation cements knowledge of child development age characteristics. Observation #2 focuses on “EARLY CHILDHOOD,” or what is referred to as “the preschool years!”.
The ideal observation experience is an environment where preschool aged children (ages 2 – 6) can be observed. This reality was a major reason for the acquisition of the GCC Child Development Center. Students used this campus site, or other community resources for observations. It was typical for students to choose two year old’s, or three year old’s, or four year old’s for the assignment. Each age is unique due to maturation and developmental characteristics. Due to the current pandemic, change may be a necessity. In its place, well chosen videos enable observation data. Professor Baumann Riddle is available for suggestions on suitable videos.
When performing an observation, it is recommended that one half of the allotted time be used to observe several children of similar age interacting in the environment. This can be followed by a second time frame where one child is selected to be observed. Taking notes the entire time, will enable a RUNNING RECORD that has rich data from which to compose the required essay.
The required follow-up to the observation is a presentation written according to a particular format. It includes a Running Record, where all that was seen and heard was written in “note” form. The essay paper is focused on the Developmental Domains. It begins with an Introduction, and continues with a paragraph on EACH Domain: Physical Development and Health in Early Childhood, Cognitive and Language Development in Early Childhood, and Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood. The essay ends with a Conclusion. You will have a minimum of three papers: 1. Cover Sheet; 2. Running Record; 3. Essay paper.
A description of a RUNNING RECORD follows this screen. The FORMAT of the required OBSERVATIONS follows the Running Record, and there is an example of how the observation follow-up should look!
This is not a research paper it si san observation on what you saw from the video.
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