ERIC Number: ED180623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Techniques for Observing Children: Arizona HSST/CDA Competency Based Training Module #8.
This module is designed to acquaint Child Development Associate (CDA) interns with several techniques used in making observations of children. It is expected that the intern will use the practice exercises in the module not as an end in themselves, but as a springboard for developing regular habits of skillful observation. Objectives are stipulated and activities for each objective are suggested. Also included is a study guide which emphasizes (1) reasons for making observations of children; (2) the importance of separating observation from interpretation; (3) guidelines for observing behavior, recording it precisely, and interpreting observations; (4) uses of information gained from observations, and (5) tips for becoming a regular and conscientious observer. Forms and other materials for practice observations are included. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Classroom Observation Techniques, Competency Based Teacher Education, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Informal Assessment, Observation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Training
Arizona/Nevada CDA, P. O. Box 337, Sacaton, AZ 85247 ($0.33 per module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Coolidge, AZ. AZona/Nevada Child Development Associates.