field study

Topics: Jean Piaget, Theory of cognitive development, Observation Pages: 5 (1158 words) Published: September 13, 2014
FIELD STUDY 1
THE LEARNER’S DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Episode 2

LEARNER’S CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS

Name of FS Student: JOEL J. PATROPEZ
Course : BACHELOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Year and Section: 4A Resource Teacher: ANITA R. AYONG Signature : _________________ Cooperating School: CALBAYOG PILOT CENTRAL SCHOOL
Your Target
At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in differentiating the characteristics and needs of learners from the different developmental levels.

Your Map
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Step 1
Observe 3 groups of learners from different levels (preschool, elementary, and high school). Step 3
Validate your observation by interviewing the learners.
Step 2
Describe each of the learners based on your observation.
Step 4
Compare them in terms of their interests and needs.

Your Tools
Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.

AN OBSERVATION GUIDE FOR THE LEARNER’S CHARACTERISTICS

Read the following statements carefully. Then write your observation report on the provided space. Your teacher may also recommend another observation checklist if a more detailed observation is preferred.

Physical
1. Observe their gross motor skills. How they carry themselves. How they move, walk, run go up the stairs, etc. 2. Are gross movements clumsy or deliberate/smooth?
3. How about their fine motor skills? Writing, drawing, etc.

Social
1. Describe how they interact with teachers and other adults. 2. Note how they also interact with peers. What do they talk about? What are their concerns?

Emotional
1. Describe the emotional disposition or temperament of the learners. (happy, sad, easily cries, mood-shifts) 2. How do they express their wants/needs? Can they wait?
3. How do they handle frustrations?
4. Describe their level of confidence as shown in their behavior. Are they self-conscious? Cognitive
1. Describe their ability to use words to communicate their ideas. Note their language proficiency. 2. Describe how they figure out things. Do they comprehend easily? Look for evidence of their thinking skills. 3. Were their opportunities for problem solving? Describe how did they show problem solving abilities.

LEARNER’S DEVELOPMENT MATRIX

Record the data you gathered about the learner’s characteristics and needs in this matrix. This will allow you to compare the characteristics and needs of learners at different levels. The items under each domain are by no means exhaustive. These are just sample indicators. You may add other aspects which you may have observed.

Development Domain
Preschooler
(Indicate age range of children observed:_________
Elementary
(Indicate age range of children observed: 11 to 13
Highschool
Indicate age range of children observed: _______

Physical
Gross-motor skills
Fine-motor skills
Self-help skills
Others

In terms of their gross-motor skills they are very much active, energetic and sometimes hyper. In terms of their fine motor skills, some can be able to write well in cursive but some cannot fast. In terms of self-help skills I think their household skills are developing.

Social
Interaction with Teachers
Interaction with classmates/friends
Interests
Others

All of them believes more than their parents so they teachers even though there are some who cannot. All of them are friendly to their classmates but there are times that they tease their classmates. They are interested in reading books and listening to stories.

Emotional
Moods and temperament, expression of feelings
Emotional independence
Others

They are sometimes moody, but they have a wide span of attention and they are able to express their feelings through expressing it verbally. Almost all of them work independently but others sometimes depend from their classmates.

Cognitive
Communication Skills
Thinking Skills
Problem-solving
Others

In terms of their...
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