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2022-2023 Catalog 
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ECED 301 - Reflective Observation with Field Experience 1

Credits: 2
Students will work a minimum of 20 hours per week with children and families in an early childhood setting. Through regular group meetings, students will have the opportunity to engage in reflective practice, with faculty facilitation, around their field experience. Students will be encouraged to carefully consider the qualities and characteristics of their actions and ideas.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into BAS in Early Childhood Education or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify what reflective observation/supervision is and why it is essential in work with young children and their families.
  2. Explore components of reflective observation and supervision.
  3. Apply ICMH reflective practice skills to case studies and video materials.
  4. Identify how the skills and strategies presented can be incorporated into their daily teaching routines.
  5. Identify strategies for providing responsive versus reactive responses in the supervisory relationship.
  6. Apply IECMH reflective practice skills to case studies and video materials.
  7. Identify ways of forming a community of learning.
  8. Identify and describe the tools to become disciplined and intentional reflective practitioners.

Program Outcomes
  1. Apply relationship-based principles and strategies that support young children and families.
  2. Assess and analyze children’s development, skills, and behavior based on culturally and developmentally appropriate practices.
  3. Design and create inclusive environments that promote social/emotional learning and are responsive to the needs of all children and families including those considered vulnerable.  
  4. Select and apply appropriate intervention strategies for classroom management while promoting a positive emotional climate that is reflective of and responsive to the culture being served.  
  5. Screen, assess, and identify children with mental health challenges.
  6. Demonstrate leadership abilities and collaborative skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that may occur in an early childhood setting. 
  7. Establish and maintain connections with appropriate support services and community resources.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to engage in reflective observation, consultation, and practice, and possess the ability to integrate it into the early learning setting.
  9. Advocate for families and young children through service, education, and leadership.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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