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This film will show you, step-by-step and in detail, how to carry out a target child observation. By observing the techniques demonstrated, you will have the opportunity to quickly grasp the skills needed to carry out this kind of observation effectively in your everyday practice.

Initially shown as one continuous 10-minute piece in a classroom, you will see five children sitting around a table drawing. The objective is to examine social development. Two children, one socially outgoing, the other withdrawn are observed separately. Written observations are displayed on the screen after each minute. At the end of each ten minute observation there is an evaluation on screen that interprets the observation. The children’s drawings are also shown and evaluated.

Watching the sequences repeatedly offers you an opportunity to practice and really get to grips with this technique. The sequences can also be used to concentrate on other objectives, language development or concentration for example. You may also wish to study the other children in the group and their drawings are included in the accompanying notes for this purpose.

  • Quickly grasp the skills needed to carry out a ‘target child observation’
  • Learn how to observe, record and focus on specific behaviour or areas of development
  • Become adept at target child evaluations

How can I use this video? +

  • To practice the target child observation technique
  • Watch the film as a whole to stimulate group debate  about the use the use of the technique
  • To compare more than one person’s observations of the same child
  • To illustrate evaluations
  • To show how  children’s drawings can indicate a particular stage of development
  • You can also isolate sequences  for use in presentations and lectures

Chapters

Introduction

Introductory information about the children and the setting.

Complete sequence

An uninterrupted 10 minute sequence with introductory information about the setting and details of children.

Target child observation

(Child C) Observe current abilities of 5.5 year old girl.

Observation evaluation

(Child C) Evaluation of target child.

Target child observation

(Child D) Observe current abilities of boy who is nearly 5 years old.

Observation evaluation

(Child D) Evaluation of target child.

Children's drawings

Analysis of children’s drawings.

Buying Options

DVD

DVD

£69

1 x DVD, Running time 59 mins, DVD Pal

Comprehensive printed user notes to support your training

PERMITTED USE: Supporting in house training, lectures, research/development work and for supporting presentations

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO: REPRODUCE, COPY or SHARE Siren Films material in any way – Use on a closed intranet system (academic licenses are available) – Upload, share, embed or distribute any Siren material on the Internet or in any other format – Hold a public, profit making screening (see website for full t&c’s)

Download

Download

£49

DOWNLOAD INCLUDES: 6 x MP4 SD file  – Comprehensive user notes and worksheet to support your training (2 x PDF download)

PERMITTED USE: Supporting in house training, lectures, research/development work and for supporting presentations

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO: REPRODUCE, COPY or SHARE Siren Films material in any way – Use on a closed intranet system (academic licenses are available) – Upload, share, embed or distribute any Siren material on the Internet or in any other format – Hold a public, profit making screening (see website for full t&c’s)

Rental

Rental

With Siren’s instant online access you can rent this training film for 1 week, 3 months or a year. Our most affordable option makes this training accessible to watch on any device to train as many staff members from one setting* as you need. You will need a reasonably fast internet. You can test this by watching one of our trailers. If that works your good to go.

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