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  • 1. Observation & Assessment Recording a Child’s Use of Materials Dorothy H. Cohen And Virginia Stern
  • 2. Why and how should teachers record what young children do? Cohen and Stern suggest that when teachers pay attention not only to what children do but also to how they feel, they are responding to the whole, integrated behavior of children. How they interrelate with people and materials. Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 3. Skill of observation and recording by example Records that take on the form of stories. Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 4. Combination of objective data and subjective interpretation Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 5. Transform Play Materials Feeling Into Action Transform Impressions Transform Into Ideas Products Into Forms Concepts Shapes Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 6. Response to clay The Setting Length of time spent with material
  • 7. On-the-Spot Records Lead to Supported Generalizations The review of a child’s use of materials over a period of time will be a mirror of his/her growth in this area. Responses are evaluated best when seen against the backdrop of a child’s general coordination, maturity, experience, and age, as well as against the usual behavior of children in their peer group. Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 8. A word of caution!  It is impossible to get everything into every record.  Keep your eyes on the child, not on the printed page  It is not how much you record, but what and how, that makes a record valuable.
  • 9. Arnold Gessell (1880-1961)  Mental growth in babies  Normed the babies  Growth is not linear  The task of understanding the preschool child is more rewarding if we focus our attention on the organizing processes of growth. Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)
  • 10. Use and Abuse!  Gessell School Readiness Screening Test  Exclusionary  Who is the sample based off of?  School readiness tests for initial curriculum planning for individual children Presented by Brent Daigle, Ph.D. (ABD)