Like Mike I was going to suggest the Bodrova and Leong book and the
video tape that they have produced. Students might get good ideas about
observation from it.
I have a question: What do you mean when you say "The texts I use are
quite weak for my community of college students...."?
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Cole <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, January 6, 2006 10:29 am
Subject: Re: [xmca] Observation Tools?
> Bodrova and Leong's book, Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian
> Approach to
> Early Education, is an excellent text which has been used to good
> effectwith CC students.
> However, I the issue of an observation tool is a very tricky one. The
> phrase "Vygotsky's theory in action" covers a whole lot of territory.
> Do you want to focus students on the appearance of egocentric
> speech in
> different kind of interactions? Compare the sophistication of their
> performance in pretend play or a formal lesson? etc? Remember, in
> all such
> cases you are observing complex, dynamic interactions which are not
> easilyreduced to a scoring scheme.
> That said, I will be very interested in what suggestions folks have to
> On 1/6/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone have an excellent observation tool of children, any
> ages from
> > infant, toddler, or preschooler to observe Vygotsky's "theory in
> action?"> The texts I use are quite weak for my community college
> students but I
> > would really, really like to help them get a great "theory in
> practice"> experience.
> > Of course, I will credit you.....
> > Thanks in advance for any help you might offer!
> > Wendy Sanders
> > College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA, USA
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