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In this article, I take a critical, but slightly light-hearted gaze at the professional learning benefits of developing a teaching story. I recommend that by
Writing a Learning Story. Learning stories are still the assessment type of choice for most early childhood services and teaching professionals. The way that learning stories are written vary from service to service. While teachers and home-educators know what they […]
Learning Notes. In most early childhood education (ECE) settings children’s learning is assessed using the Learning Story technique. Dr Ken Blaiklock However there has been criticism of this form of assessment with some people arguing it does not give an […]
Individual Education Plan Appropriate for Young Children and in Early Childhood Education Services. How are teachers and parents to know what a child is really learning and establish joint goals, assessment and feedback? Use the ‘Individual Education Plan’ template provided […]
School Entry Assessments. One of the most important things an early childhood service can do for its older children is to help them prepare for school. Shortly after they begin school new entrants will be assessed by their teachers. These […]
Assessing Reading Readiness – 7 Signs a Child is Ready to Go from Listening to Reading. How can you tell if a child is ready to go from listening to stories to reading stories? The best way to know is to look […]
It is now some years since the Learning Stories approach to assessing children’s learning caught on and was widely and uncritically adopted by early childhood professionals in NZ. Here we open up discussion and reflect on the use of the […]
E-Portfolios in Early Childhood Education. By Julia Button. This article describes and discusses the use and place of e-portfolios in early childhood education. Considerations for using e-portfolios and limitations are outlined. A special section looks at the involvement and contribution […]
Narrative Approach to Child Assessment. While our country’s youngest children are not assessed with end of year tests or other formal assessments, the Ministry of Education does require early childhood education (ECE) services to be ”informed by assessment, planning and […]