Family perspective | eec 3403 | Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Part 3: Observation of family and child in social setting

Observe the parent/family and child in social setting. The purpose of this exercise is to observe the interaction between and amongst the family.  During your observation, pay careful attention to the following:

  1. Communication styles
  2. Collaboration styles
  3. Roles of professional and family
  4. General incidents during your observation
  5. You are required to take anecdotal notes on what you are observing. Keep in mind, these notes should be as objective as possible and you should be recording what you see WITHOUT any interpretations or judgments.
  6. You will next write up an interpretation section, where you will reflect on the concepts mentioned above. Be sure that your reflection is rooted in your observational data…based on what you have observed, you can interpret X, Y, and Z.