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ERIC Number: EJ1125301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
What Are We Observing and How?
Davis, Linda
NAMTA Journal, v41 n3 p173-182 Sum 2016
In this talk, Linda Davis discusses observation at the adolescent level. She explains that we must "adjust our approach for the third plane of development, for when they are becoming adults." Using examples, she discusses the characteristics of this plane, which are helpful to recall when thinking about what to expect when observing adolescents. She reminds us that observation at this age is not simply the teacher observing the student. As they work towards an understanding of themselves and their place in society, adolescents "are becoming conscious participants in this process of unlocking potential. They are observing us." [Paper presented at the "Observation: The Key to Unlocking the Child's Potential," North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) Conference, Part 1 (Denver, CO, November 5-8, 2015).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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