Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

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6 Summary of Session 3

In this session you learned about some appropriate tools and methods to observe children, their dispositions for learning and their behaviour for learning, in education settings. You applied this knowledge to observe individual children and a whole classroom.

You should now be able to:

  • know about some observational tools appropriate to education settings
  • understand and identify dispositions for learning
  • develop skills to make observations in education settings

In the next session, you’ll learn about children’s views of homework, and the different forms that homework can take. You will also learn what a global survey of parents finds out about homework and what’s most important to parents when they choose a school for their children.

You can now go to Session 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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