Take A Look: Observation And Portfolio Assessment In Early Childhood

Paperback | June 27, 2013

bySue Martin

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A practical and accessible introduction to early childhood observation methods.


Take A Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood has been praised for its practical approach, clarity, and ease of use. Its detailed coverage of observation methods leads the reader to develop skills in seeing, recording, understanding, and assessing the development of young children. These essential skills are presented both within a culturally-sensitive framework and with an emphasis on the complexities and importance of the reader’s role.

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A practical and accessible introduction to early childhood observation methods. Take A Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood has been praised for its practical approach, clarity, and ease of use. Its detailed coverage of observation methods leads the reader to develop skills in seeing, recording, understandin...

Sue Martin is an instructor at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her PhD in Education at the University of Buffalo, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:June 27, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321739280

ISBN - 13:9780321739285

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Table of Contents

PART I: Principles

1. Observation: An Introduction

2. NEW Lenses and Filters


PART II: Protocols

3. Narratives

4. Samplings

5. Checklists

6. Charts, Scales and Pictorial Representations


PART III: Priorities

7. NEW Observing Early Childhood Development

8. Observing and Evaluating Children’s Development

9. Observations That Give Cause for Concern


PART IV: Processes and Products

10. Portfolios, Documentation, Learning Stories: the Lens of Authentic Assessment

11. Analyzing Observations and Evidence and Responding to Findings


 

Glossary

Bibliography

Index


 

Editorial Reviews

“These real life examples [Taking a Special Look boxes] are a good way to relate new information into concrete situations.”

--Dana Petko, Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology