ERIC Number: ED450897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Looking, Listening and Learning: Quality Interaction with Children. Early Education Support Series.
Hancock, Juliet; Dale, Barbara
Based on the view that the quality of adult-child interaction is crucial to children's development and learning in early childhood settings, this guide complements and expands upon the Scottish Office Curriculum Framework for young children and illustrates key aspects of children's learning and development. The guide is designed to be used for planning, developing staff, supporting training of students, facilitating work with parents, and teaching reflectively. A series of illustrated case studies of children from 3 to 8 years shows how observation of children's play can allow the interests of the children to inform educational planning, thus ensuring that the needs of the whole child are met. The case studies highlight how observing what children say and do, listening to their conversations, and getting information from their work, all help staff to build up a picture and plan to meet children's individual needs. Each case study is formatted according to the observation cycle: (1) observing and recording; (2) creating opportunities for learning; (3) evaluating the learning; and (4) informing future planning. The topics for the case studies include food preferences, problem solving, encouragement of book use, use of a quiet room, pretend play, book sharing, snack time, transitions, emergent writing, outdoor play, and physical play. (KB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Observation, Play, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dundee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)