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Observation : origins and approaches / by Valerie N. Podmore, Paulette Luff.

By: Podmore, Valerie N.
Contributor(s): Luff, Paulette.
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2012Description: x, 123 p ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780335244249 (pbk.); 0335244246 (pbk.).Subject(s): Observation (Educational method) | Early childhood education -- ResearchDDC classification: 372.21 LOC classification: LB
Contents:
Section One. The historical and theoretical background: 1. Setting the context -- 2. Understanding children through observations - where do the theories lead us? -- Section Two. From theory to practice: 3. Processes - how to observe? -- 4. Processes - learning and teaching stories -- Section Three. Observation as research: 5. Ethics --6. Observational processes - how to record, analyse and report -- 7. Observing for research and practice - some key voices
Review: 'Observation is a key and underpinning skill in early years and can contribute to providing high-quality education by helping early years practitioners to understand children's strengths and interests and participate sensitively in their learning. This book brings together ideas and information about the history, theory and practice of child observation in early childhood settings. Through considering approaches from New Zealand in parallel with insights from the practice of child observation in the UK, the book provides inspiration for respectful and appreciative approaches to observation, assessment and planning."- Publisher information
List(s) this item appears in: Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)
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Section One. The historical and theoretical background: 1. Setting the context -- 2. Understanding children through observations - where do the theories lead us? -- Section Two. From theory to practice: 3. Processes - how to observe? -- 4. Processes - learning and teaching stories -- Section Three. Observation as research: 5. Ethics --6. Observational processes - how to record, analyse and report -- 7. Observing for research and practice - some key voices

'Observation is a key and underpinning skill in early years and can contribute to providing high-quality education by helping early years practitioners to understand children's strengths and interests and participate sensitively in their learning. This book brings together ideas and information about the history, theory and practice of child observation in early childhood settings. Through considering approaches from New Zealand in parallel with insights from the practice of child observation in the UK, the book provides inspiration for respectful and appreciative approaches to observation, assessment and planning."- Publisher information

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