This course addresses the continuum of formal and informal observation. Participants will learn to critically analyze assessment tools, as well as the appropriate use of documentation and portfolios. Issues of bias will be addressed in relation to the role of the observer. Observation will be considered as part of a responsive process as well as a quality improvement tool.
- Observation techniques
- Developmentally appropriate standards and observation: how do they fit?
- Making good use of observation results
- Culturally and linguistically appropriate assessments