Anecdotal records are factual description of the
meaningfull incidents and events that the teacher has
observed in the pupils lives. each incident should be
written down shortly after it hapens.the description may
be recorded on separate cards or as running
accounts,one for each pupil, on separate pages in a
It is a written description of a specific incident
for which a teacher has observed.
Anecdots are descriptive accounts of episodes
or occurences in the daily life of the students.
-Brown and martin
To understand individuals basic personality
pattern and his reaction in different situations.
It provide an opportunity for healthy pupilteacher relationship.
Helps to record both positive and negative
Helps the student to improve their behaviour.
To stimulate to look for information.
Can be used by students for self-appraisal and
Anecdotal records are made in the practice
areas/clinical areas,where the students actual
behaviour is recorded.
They should contain a factual description of
what happened ,what is happened and under
what circumstances the behaviour occurred.
The interpretation and recommendation action
should be noted seperately from the description.
Each anecdotal record should contain a record
of single incident.
Record both positive and negative behavioural
The incident recorded should be one that is
considered to be significant to the pupils growth
ITEMS IN THE ANECDOTAL RECORD
Name of student
Class and school of student
Date of observation
Setting background of the incident
Signature of the observer
Interpretation of the behaviour
Recommendations concerning the behaviour
METHOD OF RECORDING ANECDOTES
The anecdotal record for each individual is
kept in chronological order on cards or in a
notebook.each entry is dated and if more than one
individual writes anecdotes on the card ,each entry
WHERE TO KEEP THE ANECDOTES
Anecdotal records are highly confidential and
must be kept in a safe place ,preferably under lock