Assignment 1: Field Observation
Spend time at a day care center, recreation program, or a school. Observe children in the age group three to five at play. Using your knowledge, the concepts provided in the course textbook, and other professional resources, write a one- to two-page paper, addressing the following:
•How will you describe the physical development of children in this age group?
•What is the role of play in the development of children of this age group?
•What did you observe related to the age group at play?
•How will your experience affect your work as a sport psychologist or counselor?
•What were your preconceptions about the group? Which were correct? Which were not?
•What did you learn from this experience?
Present your paper in Microsoft Word document format. Name your file M2_A1_LastName_FieldObservation.doc, and submit it to the
Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Described the physical development of children in this age group.
Explained the role of play in the development of children of this age.
Analyzed your observation related to the age group at play.
Described how your experience will affect your work.
Analyzed your preconceptions about the group, including how correct these preconceptions were.
Evaluated what you learned from this experience.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.