Era Emotional Range Assessment – Reflective Practice Tool
ERA ERA is Emotional Range Assessment tool currently in development by OPAL and other partners. ERA can be used by practitioners during their work as a fast way to gather data on their children’s observed emotional response to the outdoor environment.
You are free to use ERA. Please give feedback to OPAL on how you used it, whether it is useful and how it could be improved.You can use OPAL to:
1. To record observations on behaviour of a child – Observe one child over ten minutes. Record where on the emotional range you judge a child to be by putting a number corresponding to the minute in each of the four column. You should end up with clusters of numbers 1-10 in each column.
2. To record observations of use of a space by a group – Use as above but observe a different child each minute.