Explain the purpose and process of observation and assessment to inform planning.
This assignment focuses on the Cycle of Knowledge. Reflect on your knowledge and think critically about how it can be applied to your practice. In a 2-3 page paper, written in APA format, please answer the following questions:
- What is the Cycle of Knowledge?
- What are the advantages of using the Cycle of Knowledge? Include at least two (2) points which you believe are integral to a child’s developmental progress.
- What are the challenges?
- How can the Cycle of Knowledge guide your work as a teacher and/or leader in the field of early childhood education? This component should be at least one (1) paragraph in length and include how you will “test your hypothesis” or experiment with this practice in your work as an early childhood practitioner. Be sure to include detailed information about an age level you are currently working with or want to work with in the future, citing planning procedures you will implement.
Your paper should reflect proper spelling and grammar as well as include a References page containing at least two (2) credible references (either from the articles/readings in the Module or from your own research on the topic).
All information sources and in-text citations must be done in APA format. Rasmussen College Library and Learning Services has developed a guide to assist you.