Documenting children’s learning

Author: Angela Chng
Published: 2015
Pages: 20
ECA Code: RIP1504

Documenting children’s learning is a resource for students and new educators who are grappling with the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of documenting children’s learning. For more experienced educators who may be rethinking what they currently do, this book will be useful for thinking through some of the issues many face with documenting. The information presented in the book is underpinned by the principles of quality not quantity and that there is no one formula or right way to document children’s learning. The book unpacks the complexity of documenting, including:

  • regulations and frameworks that guide our work
  • understanding children and accountability
  • digital documentation
  • being intentional
  • families’ involvement
  • maintaining professionality
  • being an advocate.

These discussion topics are explored and include wise words from three experienced directors; Michelle Healey, Donna Morley and Marianna Georgiadis, from three KU services in Sydney, Australia. This book provides space for educators to think and engage with colleagues about what they document, why they document, how they document and for whom they document.

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