Pedagogical Documentation in Early Years Practice
Seeing Through Multiple Perspectives
- Alma Fleet - Macquarie University, Australia
- Catherine Patterson - Macquarie University, Australia
- Janet Robertson - Macquarie University, Australia
Early Childhood Curriculum
Pedagogical documentation is a vital method of assessing and observing young children, and is a practice that enables practitioners, families and children to learn alongside each other.
This book draws on the projects and experiences of senior researchers from nations including Australia, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, the UK and the USA to highlight multiple approaches to pedagogical documentation.
Topics explored include:
- using video in pedagogical documentation
- making the most of outdoor learning environments
- developing pedagogical documentation within curriculum frameworks
- the relationship with Early Years transitions
- the potential of pedagogical documentation for leadership enactment.
The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners and researchers on how to implement meaningful and sustainable child-focused observation in early years contexts.
This book draws on experiences in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, UK, USA, to highlight multiple approaches to pedagogical documentation, to share understanding and to help avoid common misinterpretations.
A good find, this book is informative and also enables practitioners to look at their own practice in relation to documentation. Practical yet thought provoking, and helpful for students who are undertaking research with children.
Really interesting to read the variety of writers approaches to documentation with conclusions to support the drawing together of information.
Links well to course content