You will bring an end to this course through a reflective summary bringing to the reader and audience a sense of the cumulative experience. Several months’
worth of hard work have produced something you can share with others and take with you to continue your growth within the Early Childhood profession. You
have engaged in a process where you have learned something about observation and yourself.
Let’s do a little personal reflection. Where do you feel your greatest growth has occurred? What do you still see as an area(s) for additional growth which you
will continue to work on? How has the experience of observation impacted you as an early childhood educator?
This written reflection will be submitted in this folder. Please include the object which represents your learning this semester as described below in your
narrative. You will also create a 5 minute oral presentation. Share with us the successes and the challenges you faced this semester. Celebrate your
accomplishment by sharing special moments you had in your practicum site and with your unique child. What excited you? How did your observations help
you build a stronger connection? What surprised you? Capture the spirit of your journey by bringing in one object that represents your learning this semester.
Think deep about what that one object will be and tie this into your presentation.
Read Chapter 10 on Motor Learning and Development. Then answer either question 1 or 2 on page 267 under Reflections and Resources in 300 words. In
order to receive maximum credit you must have at least 300 words.
part 4.5
Great work on completing another milestone in your education journey. Please use this time to complete and turn in your final assignment. Reflect using 300-
500 words on how you describe who you are as an Infant/Toddler Professional. I look forward to reading your self report!
Think about the two different teachers and their approach to teaching and learning. Then answer the following the questions:
What do you think each teacher wanted the children to learn?
How does each teacher think children learn?
How does the teacher spend her time?
How do the children spend their time?
What did the children learn?
Using the Developmentally Appropriate Practice textbook, please identify 5 interactions that are DIP or DAP and cite where this is supported in our DAP book.
Write a summary paragraph on what you learned through this assignment (Aha’s) and how this might impact your practice.

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.