I’m studying and need help with a Social Science question to help me learn.
This experience is designed to help you explore and practice being an observer and objectively record what you see and hear children doing and saying as you watch them interact with each other and their teachers. In this observation, select one child under the age of 6 and write as many descriptive notes for the length of one half hour. Since we are still in Pandemic Safe Distance mode you can observe your own child or child in your household. If you decide to visit a family member or friend outside of your home or “pandemic pod” you must take extra precautions of washing your hands and wearing a mask at all times. Please do not put yourself or others at risk for this assignment. I can give you an optional virtual video observation if you do not have a live child to observe in your immediate household.
When observing children it is tempting to interpret their behavior in terms of “good” or “bad,” “pleasing” or “displeasing”, etc. It is important to describe or record objectively what the child does or says WITHOUT interpretation. Accurate records are more usable for later interpretation.
While you observe Take NOTES in the following Areas in Observing an Individual Child (DO NOT SUBMIT NOTES)
This is how your assignment will be graded so make sure to TYPE UP YOUR OBSERVATION REPORT for the child in the Narrative format see template below highlighted in yellow, (as the action unfolds):
WHEN YOU TYPE UP YOUR REPORT YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATE:
If you do not have a live child to observe under the age of 6 please use the following video to write your Observation #1:
Remember to only pause this video to take note of the static descriptors and physical characteristics. After you write that down you SHOULD NOT PAUSE THE VIDEO. (I can see if you paused the video) You should let the video run as if you were in the classroom observing the little girl with the pink top and dark blue jeggings. Give the child a respectful Alias. I know this simulation is not optimal but it’s the best I was able to find.