University of Santo Tomas
College of Education
In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement
SPED 5 Child Observation Study 2
Amante, Kim Angela
Dominguez, Kurt Louise
Galano, Meridith Mae
Patricio, Chris Paul
Ms. Janet Bernardo
January 10, 2011
A quantitative method of measuring classroom behaviors from direct observations that specifies both the events or behaviors that are to be observed and how they are to be recorded A system or a pan for looking at behavior
Systematic way of viewing children to find out as much as possible about how they are developing Method of data collection in which the situation of interest is watched and relevant facts, actions and behaviors are recorded Purposes on Classroom Observations
1. Interest of children must be identified by the teacher.
2. Teachers need to chart the developmental level of each child. 3. The teacher will be assisted in planning an appropriate curriculum based on individual needs. 4. Periodic table helps to find out how children progress.
5. Observation can help childhood or SPED teachers appraise their own teaching practices and design appropriate staff development. 6. Observation gives practitioners a general overview of the educational program. 7. Written observations on individual children can be added to other information to be shared with study teams, parents, administrators, and other professionals working with the child’s development and intervention. Problems in Observing a Classroom
Would you get the same results on another day? With another observer? Validity
Does it actually tell you what it seems to?
Are your interpretations right?
Threats to Validity
did not observe what was important
chose untypical/ inappropriate cases
those observed reacted to observation ( procedural reactivity) those observed reacted to the observer (personal...
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