BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AECL-170 - Mindful Observation - 3.00 Credits

AECL-170 - Mindful Observation - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Observing and Recording Children's Behavior encourages learners to observe and record children's behavior in order to evaluate children's developmental abilities and assess their needs. Learners will discuss the relationship between the seven major areas of development and Aboriginal culture. This course provides learners with the opportunity to use mainstream theories and traditional Aboriginal beliefs to evaluate the development of an individual child. Learners will have the opportunity to use an unbiased and nonjudgmental approach to observing and recording the development of young children.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : AECL 151, AECL 161,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Record and maintain children's and families' records in an accurate, objective, and respectful way from initial contact.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various methods and tools used to assess young children's development. Discuss traditional and contemporary Aboriginal beliefs surrounding child development.

  • Describe ways to address the individual developmental needs and learning styles of children (through a variety of teaching methods) within the broad context of curriculum development.

  • Understand the importance of offering a range of activities to allow each child to find success.

  • Observe, monitor, and record the developmental progress of individual children and discuss ways to acknowledge and respond to each child's behaviors, interests, and ideas.

  • Use mainstream theories and Aboriginal beliefs to evaluate the development of an individual child. Demonstrate an unbiased and non-judgmental approach when observing young children.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Wylie, Sally. Observing Young Children: a Guide for Early Childhood Educators in Canada. Current edition. Toronto . Nelson Education, 2008.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council Approved October 31, 2012.