The Child Study will involve candidates in both written and practical work. The nature and quantity of written work may vary according to the type of research/observation undertaken, but should include the following items:
Approach to Study
Content of Study
- Evidence of testing, observing, recording decisions, analysing.
- Viewpoints with supporting reasons. Additional relevant materials may be included, e.g. photographs, examples of a child’s work appropriate forms of research, e.g. practical work, testing, IT produced.
- Reference data, questionnaires, interviews etc.
- A statement of the research/observation to be undertaken
- An introductory visit to identify relevant factors and priorities.
- Look at data collected and decide on one area of development to study.
- Research about that area of study.
- Identify the stage that the child is at already, this will require another visit if you have not seen the child over the holiday.
- Plan a series of observations, of the child, over a period of six months; visit once a month October, November, December, January and February. (Your teacher will give you the dates).
- You may need an activity planned so that the child will be able to be observed carrying out the skill you are observing.
- The final piece of coursework must be given in by 29th February.
- You must have completed one pre observation and 6 further observations in order to complete this coursework.