Thursday, December 16, 2010

Observe and Talent will Show

Our post for today has to do with my article about my post some months ago called Observing the Developing Child: The Key to Understanding Children. SpEd t Majors from the St. Scholastica's College - Manila sent me emails and asked if I can give them some insights about observation and children through an email interview. Since it was the first week of December that I got these emails, I was really neck deep with all the end of the year reports and partying.

From Ms. Lizelle Pineda:

1. Is observing your students/patients important? How important it is as a PT/OT/teacher? What is the purpose of it?
2. How do you observe your students/patients behavior? What observational strategies/method do you use? what do you prefer most?
3. In your work, are you require to conduct a formal data/observation of your students behavior/performance? why or why not?
4. What do you do with your data/information that you got after? 

From Xan Cortes:

1.) What is the role of Observation in your career/field?
2.) What methods of gathering and recording data do you use in Observation?
3.) What techniques in Observation can you share to us future teachers?

There was an SMS I received from Ms. Shane Torres telling me she sent an email too but I didn't get any. Anyways, allow me to answer the questions stated although I believe my previous post was enough. 

Observation is defined as the act or faculty of observing; the fact of being observed; the act of noting and recording something, such as a phenomenon, with instruments and the result or record of such notation: a meteorological observation. A comment or remark, an inference or a judgment that is acquired from or based on observing.

It is an act of noting and recording something.

Is it important?

It is important and useful. In fact you do not need to be a teacher, a physical therapist or an occupational therapist to understand its importance and usefulness. Humans have always "observed" to understand and help them in situations.  

Prehistoric humans survived the harsh conditions of life because of observation. They need to eat and the only available food in the wild is a prey that's as wild as a predator. Observe and you will have food on your table.

In relationships, observation is the first tool to use before and during your interaction with one another.

You get to know people easily by observing. In fact, you only have to watch out for body language to give you an idea of who the person is or what he or she is up to.

Observation is a key tool in understanding people,students and a phenomena. I think it is an understatement to say that it is important.

Like the TV ads I saw last year sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Education Association of the Philippines (if I got that right), it said "Observe and Talent will Show."

Observation is everything!

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