Observation from research to professional practice: the use of observation-projet in the day care

Author/s Paola Molina, Monica Marotta, Daniela Bulgarelli
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2013/3
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 493-502 File size 196 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2013-003006
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Historically, day care was the context in which early infancy research and professional practice meet, thanks to trainings for practitioners. Observation is a powerful training tool, which needs to be user-friendly to be effective in educational contexts. Observation-Projet (Fontaine, 2008, 2011) is an observational procedure that aims to solve specific problems in everyday practice, directly involving practitioners in choosing the observation object, in operationally translating this object, in collecting and interpreting the data. Thus, Observation-Projet could also support professionals in critically reflecting upon their everyday practice. This paper presents a concrete example of effective use of Observation-Projet in an Italian day care, with the aim of reorganizing children’s groups and activities during the afternoon.

Keywords: Observation-Projet, creche, critical thinking, organization.

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Paola Molina, Monica Marotta, Daniela Bulgarelli, L’osservazione dalla ricerca alla professione: l’uso dell’observation-projet per la formazione al nido in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 3/2013, pp 493-502, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2013-003006