Hild Development through Interaction, Observation and Conversation
Building inclusive relationships requires exploring multiple ways of gathering and interpreting information about learners. Creating student profiles is one result of this exploration. Through documenting and reflecting on the quality and intent of observation and listening skills, and through exploring multiple understanding of child development, candidates will strengthen their understanding of teaching, learning and understanding of classroom management within a context of building and sustaining robust, inclusive learning environments.
Understand the physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of child and early adolescent development and the interdependence of these aspects: development and ecological factors affecting development. Marking Criteria: Demonstrates an understanding of child development, makes critical connections to both subject and wider literature research, critically reflects and demonstrates professional writing style.
TASKS: Part A: Developing a student profile (only on one student in a GRADE 2 classroom) Engage with that one child interacting in the Classroom Setting, Playground Setting and Library setting. Engage in a conversation with the child to get to know them. After gathering data from the observation and conversation about the 2nd grader student, create a student profile (chart) considering the Physical, Cognitive, Emotional and Social aspects. Understand your childs pattern of development, making explicit reference to child development theory, development assists and listening literature.
Part B: Critically reflect on the quality of your observations and listening skills. Considering your observations and the conversation you had with the child critically reflect the impact of each mode of getting to know them. Answer these questions: What kinds of conditions and concerns determined the quality and intent of your observation and listening? What did you learn about yourself, the child, having experienced these different ways of getting to know the student? Is there a difference between building relationships that is based on authentic/attentive listening? Also include frustrations, surprises, insights that you faced while working on this assignment. Include how this has influenced the understanding of teaching and learning and how this will impact on building strong relationships in an inclusive classroom.
Please refer to child development theory, developmental assets, and listening literature on attentiveness to support the reflection page. Part B should only be 1 page single spaced. (750 words max). I have attached a template to follow for better organization.