EDUC 111 Walden University Socio Emotional Development Observation Techniques

EDUC 111 Walden University Socio Emotional Development Observation Techniques


Directions: Select a five minute video of preschool children to use for this project. You can choose any video that you find interesting. It is suggested that you start by going to YouTube and type in search phrases such as preschool children or preschool aged children at play. Finding the videos is your responsibility. I realize not every video will work perfectly for this project. Find one that is close. For any items not observed, write N/A on the observation chart.

Include the video link on the reference page.

Follow current edition APA style and include the following:

I. Title Page

II. Paper Body

  • Introduction/Overview – introduce your paper
  • Observations of Children (describe with details what you observed in terms of cognitive and socio-emotional development of one target child)
  • Analysis of Observations – analyze what you observed…in other words, compare your observations to the readings/theories, etc. and specifically explain what you think about the target child’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and why
  • Analysis of Observation Tool – explain the advantages and disadvantages of using a specific observation tool to observe a child (e.g., the observation checklist you used for this assignment). Discuss whether the tool/chart helped you be a better and more focused observer.
  • Reflection – reflect about using a structured observation tool (e.g., chart) and reflect about what you learned from observing a child in a focused manner.
  • Conclusion – summarize with a few points and provide a couple of examples of how you could use this kind of observation in a current or future job.

III. Reference Page – make sure to include full, complete reference information including the video link for the video you used for the observation. You must have related in-text citations to credit information that align to your reference list (APA).

IV. Checklist – include your completed checklist showing what you observed and did not (remember to put n/a for items not observed)