Give an example when children were or participants?
Click on the link and watch the video of a learning activity called RPNS: Robots. https://youtu.be/s7qZ-DsarNY The video is about a group of young children engaged in a learning activity at Rye Presbyterian Nursery School. The school is known for being a preschool inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early education. The children learned about batteries, energy, and circuits. You may pause and replay as needed. A closed-caption option is available.
Determine whether the activity was discovery/inquiry-based by completing the Evaluation and Reflection Observation Form
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1. Setting (where your observation took place; give a brief description of the physical environment, including noise level, traffic patterns, freedom of movement).
2. Participants (Ages and number of children involved; adults present).
3. Materials (List the materials and supplies that the children were using during the activity).
4. Content/Curriculum Areas (What were the content/curriculum focus areas for the activity/activities the children were engaged in, for example: language arts, math, science, etc.)
5. How was the activity introduced; identify academic learning apparently planned by the teacher and any academic learning that occurred spontaneously.
6. What modifications/adaptations were taken to support children with diverse learning styles or special needs?
7. Identify transitions (How did the facilitators help children to enter/exit the activity you observed? Describe the child/teacher interactions during this time.
Evaluation and Reflection: Determine whether the activity was discovery/inquiry based by answering the following. Each answer must include examples from the video.
1. Give an example of when the children were spectators in the activity.
2. Give an example when children were or participants?
3. Give an example of when the teacher directed the experience.
4. Give an example of when the teacher facilitated the experience?
5. Give 2 examples of when the children showed interest in the subject or topic? Example 1 Example 2
6. What did you observe that the children were interested in? Example 1 Example 2
7. Give an example of when a child or group of children exercised a choice of materials? Example 1 . Example 2
8. Give an example of when a child, or group of children developed their own strategies during the process if the activity?
9. Give 2 examples of how the activity included opportunities to integrate concepts and skills from various content areas? Example 1 Content areas addressed Example 2 Content areas addressed
10. Give an example of when the children were collaborative, prosocial and operating as a community of learners during the activity Example of collaborative Example of prosocial Example of operating as a community of learners
11. Give an example of how the activity was developmentally appropriate How did you conclude this?
12. Give an example of how the activity was challenging for the children that you observed? Explain your conclusion
13. Give an example of how you might add one or more of the following discovery, inquiry, investigation, choice, social collaboration and emotional engagement for children during this experience: Example 1