Take a Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood, 7th edition

  • Susan Martin

Unfortunately, this item is not available in your country.


A practical and accessible introduction to early childhood observation methods.

Take A Look: Observation and Portfolio Assessment in Early Childhood has been praised for its practical approach, clarity, and ease of use. Its detailed coverage of observation methods leads the reader to develop skills in seeing, recording, understanding, and assessing the development of young children. These essential skills are presented both within a culturally-sensitive framework and with an emphasis on the complexities and importance of the reader’s role.

This 7th edition of Take a Look has taken a move forward in meeting current needs. The book’s main purpose is to provide a text for a core observation course for early childhood educators or Kindergarten teachers.Through its coverage of introductory early childhood skills courses, child development, curriculum, and behaviour guidance, Take a Look allows learners to make content connections between courses.  

Table of contents

Part 1: Principles
Chapter 1: Observation: An introduction
Chapter 2: Lenses and Filters
Chapter 3: Observing children through the lens of early childhood development
Chapter 4: Observing children through the lens of play

Part 2: Protocols
Chapter 5: Narrative observations
Chapter 6: Methods of observing and recording

Part 3: Pathways
Chapter 7: Observing and evaluating children’s environments
Chapter 8: Observations that give cause for concern

Part 4: Practices in authentic assessment
Chapter 9: Authentic Assessment and portfolios
Chapter 10: Documentation and reflection
Chapter 11: Analyzing observations and evidence and responding to findings

Published by Pearson Canada (March 9th 2018) - Copyright © 2019