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.
Pat Wharton is an early years pedagogical consultant, Stirling, UK. Linda Kinney was formerly Assistant Chief Executive, Stirling Council, UK.
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