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Recording the Activities and Maintaining the Processes

Recording the Activities and Maintaining the Processes
Mark Barber

Chapter overview

  • Observation and recording
  • Observation
  • Recording what you are doing
    • Short term: what to record
    • Medium term
    • Long term
    • Finally – the handover record or ‘passport’
  • Recording using video
    • What sort of camera?
    • Other considerations
    • Using the camera: brief considerations
    • Practical issues
    • Does my bum look big?
    • Storage
    • Saving files
  • Using video evidence
    • Using video as evidence of learning and progress
    • Framework for recognising progress
  • Using video evidence to create a ‘Community of Practice’
  • Using and organising your data
  • Good luck!

Observation and Recording

In a sense, observing and recording progress with a person is a simple operation. At a day-to-day level, all we have to do is be very switched on and vigilant to notice when the person is doing something new, then write it down somewhere or ...

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