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EDE2201 Contexts for Learning and Development
Assignment Two – Portfolio Task Observation of Child Development
Marks awarded out of 60
Weighting: 60% of final grade
Due Date: 15th October, 2020 @11.55 pm
This Portfolio of Work consists of a series of tasks. Select one Video Vignette from the
list. For each portfolio task refer to your selected vignette.
Video Vignette One Making Salad
Video Vignette Two
Linking literacy learning through outdoor play
Video Vignette Three
Engaging a child’s interests: conversing about dinosaurs
Write a paragraph to introduce your portfolio.
Portfolio Task 1
1.1. Observation
Select a focus child from the chosen vignette.
(Objective 3; APST 5.1)
Select one of the following observational techniques (running record, photo story, jotting or anecdotal record) and use the template to document the involvement, development and learning of the child featured in your selected vignette.
1.2. Justifying an appropriate observational technique
Write a justification for your choice of observational technique for this vignette. Use references to appropriate course readings, research literature or framework documents. (Approximately 300 words)
Portfolio Task 2
(Objectives 1, 2, 4; APSTs 1.1, 1.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5)
2.1. Using Rogoff’s lenses
Using the template provided, apply Rogoff’s lenses to analyse your observation in terms of the personal plane, interpersonal plane and contextual plane.
2.2. Making reliable and valid judgements of your child’s learning
For this part of the task, join the Moderation Forum for your chosen Vignette on StudyDesk.
Using the agreed upon moderation process, discuss and compare the interpretations and judgements of peers. Discuss the group’s understandings of the child’s learning and development with the intent to reach consensus.
• Explain and justify the process of moderation, supported with examples from your forum posts and references to literature.
• Include your responses to the following discussion questions:
o What is similar? o What is different? o What learning has taken place for the child? o What does that mean for future planning?
o What does that mean when reviewing and summarising learning to prepare a strengths-based summary statement?
• Include strategies that you would use to resolve the challenge presented in the moderation process by a colleague, who had a very different and, in your opinion, incorrect perspective on the child’s learning and development. (Approximately 500 - 800 words)
Portfolio Task 3
(Objectives 4 and 5; APSTs 3.1, 3.4, 5.2, 5.5)
3.1. Planning
Plan a learning experience for your focus child.
o Use the Learning Experience Plan template provided.
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o The experience should contribute to attaining achievable learning goals for your child, based on your discussion and analysis in Task 2.
o The experience will indicate how you might include the child in planning for their own learning.
o The experience will incorporate the use of ICTs.
3.2. Provide a strengths-based snapshot summary
Create a summary comment that describes the child’s strengths, motivations and interests, suitable for inclusion in a transition statement. (Approximately 200 words)
There is no word limit for Tasks 1.1, 2.1 and 3.1. Your response should be appropriate for the template.
Presentation Guidelines
Use a title page.
Use subheadings.
Use the templates where appropriate for each task.
Make 1 inch or 2.56 cm margins on the top, bottom, and sides.
APA recommends using Times New Roman font, size 12, double line spacing.
Adhere to the word limit when specified (+/- 10%).
Prepare a reference list titled ‘References’ and include all academic sources cited as in-text references consistent with APA format.
A minimum of eight sources is highly recommended.
Refer to the Step-by-Step guide (available on StudyDesk) for further details.
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