Last year flex:ed supported the Children’s Services area of CIT in developing a video to be used as a tool in a child observation assessment for future Childcare workers.
This activity is generally used to demonstrate competency in recognising certain behaviours in children and is conducted in the workplace. We produced a video of a range of children interacting in a childcare environment, with a timestamp at the bottom of the screen. The advantage of developing a video is that the teachers are able to know what it is that the learners are observing, learners can all observe the same thing in a class and are able to discuss what they are seeing and it is possible to view actions more than once.
If you would like to know more, I produced a case study of this project, which you can access here (http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dc9hcz63_6hj643zpt ) at Google Docs