The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching / Edition 1

The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching / Edition 1

by Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, Margie Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131727958

ISBN-13: 9780131727953

Pub. Date: 08/03/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The key to observing children, state authors Deb Curtis and Margie Carter in The Art of Awareness, is to know that observation is more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching, a way of making children visible as they are, not just as we want them to be. Observant teachers will find more than…  See more details below

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The key to observing children, state authors Deb Curtis and Margie Carter in The Art of Awareness, is to know that observation is more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching, a way of making children visible as they are, not just as we want them to be. Observant teachers will find more than techniques for watching or taking notes about children‹they will discover a different way of being with children.

Featuring nine "Observation Study Sessions," The Art of Awareness is designed to offer ideas, activities, and experiences, as opposed to just a set of checklists and facts to learn. Chapters cover observing for seven different aspects of children¹s lives as well as tips for gathering and preparing documentation.

Observation requires a commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice, write Curtis and Carter. The Art of Awareness is an inspiring and practical look at how to see the children‹and what they see‹in your care.

About The Author
Both Deb Curtis and Margie Carter travel extensively to conduct seminars on their work, and have been active in professional organizations, including CDA, NAEYC accreditation, and the Culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Leadership in Education Project. The Art of Awareness is their fifth book together. Their other books‹The Visionary Director: A Handbook for Dreaming, Organizing, and Improvising in Your Center; Training Teachers: A Harvest of Theory and Practice; Spreading the News: Sharing the Stories of Early Childhood Programs; and Reflecting Children¹s Lives: A Handbook for Planning Child-Centered Curriculum have become standard texts in the field of early childhood education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131727953
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 A New Way of Being with Children: Overview of the Study Sessions

Chapter 2 Study Session: Learning to See

Chapter 3 Study Session: Observing for Children's Perspectives

Chapter 4 Study Session: Observing How Children Use Their Senses

Chapter 5 Study Session: Observing How Children Explore, Invent, and Construct

Chapter 6 Study Session: Observing How Children Connect with the Natural World

Chapter 7 Study Session: Observing How Children Seek Power, Drama, and Adventure

Chapter 8 Study Session: Observing Children's Eagerness Toward Representation and Literacy

Chapter 9 Study Session: Observing How Children Form Relationships and Negotiate Conflict

Chapter 10 Study Session: Observing Children with Their Families

Chapter 11 Using Your Observations

Chapter 12 Getting Organized to Make Childhood Valued

Chapter 13 Making Observations Visible

Sample Documentation Displays

Index

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