The documentation of young children's learning plays a vital role in the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This leading edge approach to bringing record-keeping and assessment into the heart of young children's learning is envied and emulated by educators around the world.
This inspiring book is based upon a documentary approach successfully implemented by Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators experienced dramatic improvements in their understandings about young children, how they learn and the potential unleashed in successfully engaging families in the learning process. This approach; which is based on careful listening to children and observation of their interests and concerns, centres around recording and commentating on children's learning through photos, wall displays, videos and a variety of different media.
This follow-up text is an accessible and lively companion to the An Encounter with Reggio Emilia: Children’s Early Learning made Visible. It will encourage the reader to develop a deeper understanding of the approach and will show how the authors have seen a complete paradigm shift for those already working with documentation as a result of the guidance laid out in their previous book. Drawing on the experiences of practitioners and collaborators, the authors offer a framework from which any early years educator can easily adapt and develop in their own educational setting.
Table of Contents
Introduction : Why this Book? Pat Wharton & Liz Greig 1. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Current Perspectives Karen McLaughlin & Yvonne Thomson 2. Children and Adults in Collaboration : An engagement with the Learning Group process Sharron McIntosh 3. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Learning is infectious Annie Miller & Lorna Willows 4. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Change as an Opportunity Jackie Dupont & Wendie Garnett 5. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Powerful Images Visible Learning Brian Hartley 6. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Making Learning Visible through the use of New Technologies Sharon Milne & Wendie Garnett 7. Children and Adults in Collaboration : Making Learning Visible Tanya Starkey 8. Making Learning Visible : Pedagogical Documentation : Sustaining this Approach Linda Kinney
Pat Wharton is an early years pedagogical consultant, Stirling, UK.
Linda Kinney was formerly Assistant Chief Executive, Stirling Council, UK.