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FIELD STUDY 1

THE LEARNERS DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Episode 4

HOME-SCHOOL LINK

Name of FS Student ______________________________________________________


Course _____________________________________ Year and Section ___________
Resource Teacher _____________________________ Signature _________________

Cooperating School _______________________________________________________

Your Target
At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in reflecting on the impact of
home and family life to learning.

Your Map
To reach your target, do the following tasks:

Select a learner from the class whom you have observed.


Conduct a home visit to your selected learner.
Describe the family in terms of
- number of siblings
- number of siblings in school.
Reflect on how the feelings of belongingness and acceptance and
cooperation are emphasized in the play.
Interview the parents about
- the rules they implement at home concerning their childs
schooling
- the learners activities and behavior while at home.

Your Tools
Use the activity form provided for you to document your observations.

AN OBSERVATION/INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR HOME-SCHOOL LINK

Read the following statements carefully before you begin to observe/interview.


Then write your observation report on the provided space.

The Learner
1. Make a general observation of the learner. Describe him in each of the domains
of development:
physical-body built and height (thin, chubby, underweight, overweight), level
of physical activity (fast, slow, lethargic, active, etc.)
social-interaction with teachers and classmates (loner, shy, sociable, friendly,
gets into fights, liked by others, etc.)
emotional moods, temperament, cries easily, loses temper, happy, shows
enthusiasm, excited, indifferent, etc.)
cognitive (appears to understand lessons, copes with the lessons, excels, lags
behind, shows reasoning skills, turns in assignments and requirements, etc.)

Interview the Teacher


1. What are the most noticeable characteristics of the learner? (emotional
disposition, behavior and discipline, sense of responsibility, study habits,
academic performance, relationship with peers, relationship with adults, social
adjustment)
2. How does the teacher communicate with the parents? How often? What do they
discuss? agree on?

Interview with Parents


1. Conduct a home visit. Once there, observe the home set-up. (Home is orderly,
family pictures in the living room.)
2. Use the Interview Questions on the next page. Just ask the questions with which
you feel comfortable.

SUGGESTED PARENT INTERVIEW GUIDE

Your teacher may ask you to use a more detailed interview guide. Be free to
translate the questions, if necessary.

Name of Learner:
Date of Birth: Age:
Grade/Year Level: Gender:
Number of Siblings:
Birth Order:
Parents:
Mother:
Age:
Occupation: Educational Attainment:
Father:
Age:
Occupation: Educational Attainment:

Learners Physical Aspect:


Health:
Mothers Health during pregnancy with the learner:

Ailments or health problems of the learner as a child:

Age of the learner when he started to walk/talk:

Food preferences of the learner as a child and at present:

Who took care of him/her as a child?

Learners Social Aspect:


Describe your childs sociability (friendly, outgoing or shy, loner)

Who were the learners playmates?

As a child then was he/she allowed to play outside?


Is he/she allowed to go out with friends?
Do you have rules for him/her to follow regarding going out?
What are these rules?

Emotional-Moral
What are your expectations of your child?

How do you provide a nurturing environment for your child?

Does your child go to you when she/he feels down or has a problem? What do you do
to meet his/her emotional needs?

What do you do when he/she is not successful in something?

How do you discipline your children?

Do you have rules in the house? What are they?

How do you impose the rules?

What are the consequences of breaking the rules?

Learners Cognitive Aspect:


What are the childs interests?

What is he/she good at in school?

In what subject/s does he/she have difficulty?

How do your monitor his/her performance in school? How do you motivate him/her?

Do you have rules at home to help him develop good study habits?
What are these rules? How are they implemented?

After you gathered all the necessary data, write the learners profile using the
routine below. Type the profile in a separate sheet and attach it to this learning
episode.

THE LEARNERS DEVELOPMENT PROFILE (Outline)

The Learners Development Profile

Name of the Learner


______________________________________________________
School
_________________________________________________________________
Date of Home Visit
_______________________________________________________
Date of Birth: Age:
Grade/Year Level: Gender:
Family Profile
Number of Siblings:
Birth Order:
Parent:
Mother:
Age:
Occupation: Educational Attainment:
Father:
Occupation: Educational Attainment:

Physical Development
In paragraph form, describe the physical development of the learner.
Combine the teachers parents responses, and your own observations.

Social Development
In paragraph form, describe the social development pf the learner.
Combine the teachers parents responses, and your own observations.

Emotional-Moral Development
In paragraph form, describe the emotional-moral development of the
learner. Combine the teachers, parents responses, and your own observations.

Cognitive Development
In paragraph form, describe the cognitive development of the learner.
Combine the teachers, parents responses, and your own observations.

Findings
Write here your salient findings about the learner.

Conclusions
Write conclusions after you have analyzed the impact of the school and
the home on the learners development. The questions in the Your Analysis
portion of this learning episode can help you.

Recommendations
Write your recommendations.

Your Analysis

Your findings and recommendations in the Learner Development Profile will help you
answer the questions here.

1. From your home visit and interview, what do you think is the style of parenting
experienced by the learner? Explain your answer.

2. Relating your data with what you learned from child development, what family
factors do you think contribute to the development and over-all adjustment of the
learner in school?

3. Does the communication between the home-school have an effect on the learner? If
yes, what are these effects?
Your Reflections
1. Reflect on your own development as a child. What type of parentig did you
experience? How did it affect you?

2. As a future teacher, how would you establish good home-school collaboration? How
can you work well with the parents? How can you help them? How can they help
you?

OPTIONAL REFLECTION ACTIVITIES

1. Make an artistic, colorful and creative visual expression of your insights or feelings
about the influence of the home and school to the learner.

Then, write a few statements on the space below about your visual art

Stick with
Acrostic

2. Make a reflection acrostic about the home and school link.

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