Training pre-service teacher candidates to critically observe children:

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Angela Maria Miller-Hargis

Abstract

While few educators would devalue the significance of observing children as an authentic form of assessment, the ability to objectively discern what data should be collected on children as they work and play is a one that requires a wide range of specific skills. Looking carefully and critically at a young child in light of all of the developmental domains requires not only knowledge of the developmental benchmarks, but also the ability to synthesize that understanding with the information provided during the inquiry in a natural setting. This article chronicles on teacher educator’s attempt to cultivate such skills in her pre-service teacher candidates during the course of a one-semester class using several multimodal activities and assignments.

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What works in the classroom
Author Biography

Angela Maria Miller-Hargis, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

Dr. Miller-Hargis is an assistant professor in education in the Behavioral Sciences Department at the Bllue Ash College of the University of Cincinnati.

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