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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Construction of a Scale for Investigating Pre-School Children’s Social Situations of Development: Focusing on Activities instead of Abilities 45

Hedegaard M.
Doctor of Philology, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, Copenhagen University
e-mail: mariane.hedegaard@psy.ku.dk

Lyberth N.
Director at the Centre for Early Childhood Education, Department of Education, Government of Greenland
e-mail: naly@sermersooq.gl

Abstract
This paper discuss principles for the design of a tool to screen 3- and 5-year-old children’s social situation of development in Greenland. We describe this tool as radical-local, building it on a theory of child development that focuses on children´s activities as cultural, anchored in local conditions and traditions, where play is seen as the core activity for preschool children. In constructing Investigating children’s situation of development (Undersøgelse af børns udviklingssituation — UBUS 3 and UBUS 5) we have aimed at creating an instrument that can be used to evaluate children’s health, wellbeing and activities in their everyday settings of day-care and at home in Greenland. The assessment focus on interaction with care-persons and other children, not on children’s abilities as isolated and independent features. For preschool children these conditions and their participation in these conditions create the child’s social situation of development.

Keywords: screening, situation of development,3 years, 5 years, age periods, zone of concerns

Column: Cultural-Historical Psychology: Traditions and Innovations

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2020160204

A Part of Article

In this article we will discuss the principles for evaluating preschool children’s social situation of development in day-care. The discussion take departure in a project that constructed screening tools for 3- and 5-year-old children in Greenland.

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