Course Title : Planning and Evaluation I (Preschool Education)
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
PRD 223-1 B 3 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English, Turkish
Course Level
Description The course focuses on the appropriate use of assessment and observation strategies to document development, growth, play and while learning to join with families and professionals in promoting children’s success. Recording strategies, rating systems, portfolios, and multiple assessment tools are explored. The academic content of the course addresses theory, provides illustrations of appropriate practice for prospective teachers and discusses current trends for experienced preschool teachers. The course approaches assessment as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Key components of the assessment system addressed in the course include cultural sensitivity, parent collaboration, and adopting a vision of inclusionary practice in all early childhood environments-child care and school. Topics such as standard-based and outcome-based teaching, high stakes testing, coping with legislative demands as well as relevant incorporation of technology in the assessment process, are addressed.
Objectives By the end of the course students will be able to : • critically compare the purpose, value and use of formal and informal observation and assessment strategies and ethical implications within cultural and social contexts in early childhood settings.. • describe and evaluate the characteristics, strengths and limitations of common assessment tools with all children’s developmental, cultural and linguistic characteristics. • demonstrate systematic observation methods to provide data to assess the impact of the environment, interactions and curriculum on all domains of children’s learning and development. • assess the value of partnerships with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies. • embed activities related to assessment within play-based environments, curriculum and care routines for typically and atypically developing children. • critically compare the purpose, value and use of formal and informal observation and assessment strategies and ethical implications within cultural and social contexts in early childhood settings.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to assessment • Introduction to the course • Introduction to course syllabus • Student advising about the requirements of the course
2A comprehensive assessment system for birth through preschool
3Developing family partnerships in assessment
4Observation as the key method in the system
5Using basic concepts of measurement
6Testing, • Choosing the right measure
7Using alternative assessment strategies • Record keeping, reporting and collaborating with familjes and others
8Mid term exam
9Building a child study
10Special issues in infant and toddler assessment
11Issues in preschool assessment
12Assessing teaching level • Informal evaluation • Learner outcomes • Using nacional standards to develop checklists • Inclusion of children with disabilities in assessment
13Involving children in portfolio data collection
14Standards-based teaching
15Achievement testing
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1critically compare the purpose, value and use of formal and informal observation and assessment strategies and ethical implications within cultural and social contexts in early childhood settings.
2describe and evaluate the characteristics, strengths and limitations of common assessment tools with all children’s developmental, cultural and linguistic characteristics.
3demonstrate systematic observation methods to provide data to assess the impact of the environment, interactions and curriculum on all domains of children’s learning and development
4assess the value of partnerships with families and other professionals in utilizing interpretations of observational data to inform teaching responses and strategies.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms125
Quizzes00
Projects220
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 2714
Midterms 166
Final examination 188
Other 000
Total Work Load 118
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.72
ECTS 5

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