Observations and Reflections in Childhood

Observations and Reflections in Childhood

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Observations and Reflections in Childhood focuses on using quality assessment, referred to as documentation, to record childrens learning and development during everyday activities. This Australian text explains how to: Observe children and gather a range of documentation Interpret documentation using different theoretical perspectives Program using the strengths and interests identified in documentation 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 174 x 240 x 10mm | 375g
  • South Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 017012973X
  • 9780170129732
  • 735,533

Table of contents

1. Introduction to authentic assessment and documentation 2. Ways of documenting observations 3. Ways of documenting reflections and logs 4. Summary documentation 5. Storing and presenting documentation
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About Dianne Szarkowicz

Dianne Szarkowicz is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Health and Science at Charles Darwin University. She currently lectures in the areas of assessment and accountable teaching, research methods and developmental psychology. Her research interest includes children?s social cognitive development, aggression and assessment. Her recent Research in Practice publication: Aggression and Young Children has been set as recommended reading by the National Childcare Accreditation Council and she has done numerous presentations and media commitments as a result of this.
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