Child Development

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Instructions: 

Upon the completion of your 10 observation hours, you will write a 3-5 page reflective paper on the different aspects of the approach (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) you observed.  If you observed in more than one program type (which you did all the videos), you can compare and contrast the two programs (PICK TWO based on these Waldorf, Montessori, or Reggio). This is to start your paper. Your paper should include the following:

An overview of each of the aspects (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) and how you saw these implemented in the video’s classroom.   Be sure to include:

a.  Terminology from the videos and presentations

b.  Specific examples from the observation to support your statements

c.  Coverage of all 4 areas (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) focusing on the aspects that are uniquely from Waldorf,            Montessori, or Reggio.  (You are looking for the ways this approach is different from the ordinary classroom.)

Note:  As there are 4 areas to address (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy), there will be 4 different sections – each section must include an overview of that area and then address points a,b, and c above.

EXAMPLE:

1. Waldorf- overview of that area

a.  Use Terminology from the videos and presentations

b.  Specific examples from the observation to support your statements

c.  Coverage of all 4 areas (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) focusing on the aspects that are uniquely from Waldorf based on the videos. (You are looking for the ways this approach is different from the ordinary classroom.)

 

2. Montessori – overview of that area

 

a. Use Terminology from the videos and presentations

b.  Specific examples from the observation to support your statements

c.  Coverage of all 4 areas (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) focusing on the aspects that are uniquely from Montessori based on the videos. (You are looking for the ways this approach is different from the ordinary classroom.)

3. Reggio- overview of that area

a. Use Terminology from the videos and presentations

b.  Specific examples from the observation to support your statements

c.  Coverage of all 4 areas (environment, materials, teacher interactions, and general philosophy) focusing on the aspects that are uniquely from Reggio based on the videos. (You are looking for the ways this approach is different from the ordinary classroom.)

 

ALL 3 MUST BE IN AN ESSAY FORMAT NOT LIKE THE ABOVE IT IS JUST AN EXAMPLE TO WRITE UP YOUR PAPER!!

 

Also, I am not looking for a recounting of the events of the day minute by minute.  You need to select the parts of your observation that pertain to the focus at hand.

******A personal reflection of your impression, thoughts, and knowledge gained.  This should be written from a professional perspective.  In other words, saying something like “the materials looked like fun” is too simplistic; saying something like “I found the materials intriguing because they were set up in a manner that would really engage children in productive activity” is a well-developed reflection.  You need to have a basis from which to support your impressions, thoughts, and knowledge.  You would also need to include examples to support your statement.****

 
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