Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 20, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECED& 190 Observation and Assessment

3 credits
In this course students will practice collecting and presenting observational data of children, teaching practices, and learning centers in an early childhood setting. Students will also practice reflection techniques, summarizing conclusions, and communicating findings.

Quarters Offered: Spring

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe reasons for collecting observational and assessment data
  • Identify characteristics and signs of growth, development, learning, and social behaviors
  • Identify techniques for avoiding bias, judgments, and assumptions in observations
  • Collect factual, descriptive information using a variety of tools, i.e. running records, anecdotal records, checklists, time and event samples, portfolios and developmental continuums
  • Record information in an appropriate manner for future interpretation
  • Interpret the information as it relates to general growth and development and the specific children observed
  • Describe and demonstrate professional ethics and etiquette that applies to the collection and communication of observation data