Observing Young Children: Transforming Early Learning Through Reflective Practice by Kristine Fenning

Observing Young Children: Transforming Early Learning Through Reflective Practice

byKristine Fenning, Sally Wylie

Paperback | October 1, 2015

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The primary focus of this 5th edition of Observing Young Children is to promote observation and encourage pedagogically sound observational practices. Through observation and the creation of pedagogical documentation, we learn about, appreciate, and make visible the daily experiences of children: their dizzy play, their ability to create, their curiosity, their understanding of their world, their capacity for wonder, and their growth and change over time. Through the lens of appreciative inquiry and the cycle of observation, we invite students and practitioners to create a new space in their mind where they can develop transformative ways of teaching and learning with children, families, the early childhood profession, their communities, and the global village.As students and professionals of early childhood education, you will explore and discover the world of children with this text and learn about families and communities. You will be amazed, surprised, and rewarded, for this journey is both a deeply personal and a professional process. We hope that, by studying and applying the content of these chapters and the online site, you will find a meaningful way to tell your own story, as well as the stories of children and families.

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Title:Observing Young Children: Transforming Early Learning Through Reflective PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 7.37 × 0.63 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176580778

ISBN - 13:9780176580773

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Table of Contents

Part One: What Is Observation?Chapter 1: An Introduction to ObservationChapter 2: Preparing to ObserveChapter 3: Learning to Document the Activity of ChildrenPart Two: How is Observation Documented?Chapter 4: Observing and Recording Unanticipated BehavioursChapter 5: Observing and Recording Targeted BehavioursPart Three: Through the Lens of Reflective, Transformative PracticesChapter 6: Informing Pedagogical Practice through the Lens of ReflectionChapter 7: Informing Practice through the Lens of Early IdentificationChapter 8: Reflective and Transformative: Observer as Leader