Field Experience/Focused Observation 1: Theory in Words Arrange to spend time interviewing a director or teacher in a preschool/Head Start/NAEYC accredited setting. You are strongly encouraged to consider observing in a setting that differs from your own current situation/philosophy. For example, if you are currently working in a Head Start program, consider visiting a Montessori School. If you currently work with infant/toddlers, consider observing in a Pre K situation.
Prior to your observation, prepare 6 questions regarding the programs philosophy and curriculum. See Chapter 1 in the Arce/Ferguson text for background. Prepare a written recap of your discussion of at least two pages.
In addition, answer the following questions: What did you learn that was new? IF you had concerns, what are they? What might you try in your own setting?
This assignment is due on Sunday at the end of Week Two and will be assessed as follows:
Field Experience/Focused observations are a way for candidates to look for evidence in action. Following up reading assignments and discussions with time spent in the field provides candidates with another way of interacting with the courses materials. There are 2 Focused Observations required.
THIS IS A TEACHING CLASS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. THE ABOVE IS THE ASSIGNMENT. THE SCHOOL THAT I CHOSE TO DO THIS, IS CALLED BUSY BEE PRESCHOOL.
THE 6 QUESTIONS THAT I CAME UP WITH ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. WHAT CURRICULUM ARE YOU USING?
2. DO YOU USE THE COMPUTER TO ORGANIZE AND PLAN YOUR CURRICULUM?
3. WHO PLANS THE ACTIVITIES?
4. WHO DECIDES WHAT MATERIAL IS USED.
5. DO YOU USE ANY KIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE STUDENTS FAMILIES?
6. WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?
THE PAPER MUST BE AT LEAST 2PG LONG APA FORMAT. WORK CITED.
PLEASE IMAGINE THAT YOU WENT ON THIS INTERVIEW FOR THE PRESCHOOL AND ASKED THE ABOVE QUESTIONS TO THE PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR. THEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOVE IN ESSAY APA FORMAT.
LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED TO ACCESS THE BOOK AND I WILL TRY AND GET THE CHAPTER FOR YOU.
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