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 Course Title:   Observation/Assessment


 Department:    ECED&

 Course #:    190

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    131210

 EPC:    402

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Practice collecting and presenting observation data of children, teaching practices and learning centers in an early childhood setting.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and use different methods of observation, record keeping, and assessment.
  2. Use the evaluation process to formulate changes.
  3. Establish goals based on personal philosophy.
  4. Demonstrate the use of authentic assessment.
  5. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity of learners as indicated in assessment instruments.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

Course Contents

  1. Observation techniques.
  2. Philosophy/goals.
  3. Record keeping systems – how, what and why.
  4. Evaluation process – positive and negative aspects of different strategies.
  5. Current trends and issues:
    • Multiple intelligence.
    • Outcome-based education.
    • Diversity – learning style, language, and ability.