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By Linda Kinney

The documentation of younger kid's studying performs an essential position within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This innovative method of bringing record-keeping and evaluate into the center of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated by means of educators worldwide.

This specified, available and encouraging ebook is predicated upon a documentary procedure effectively carried out by way of Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately children, how they research and the capability unleashed in effectively enticing households within the studying approach.

This technique, that's in line with cautious hearing teenagers and commentary in their pursuits and matters, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via images, wall screens, movies and numerous varied media. The authors, either skilled educators contain chapters the following on:

    • why early years’ educators may still use documentation as a method to augment younger kid's studying
    • the values, rules and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' technique
    • how to enforce documentations into any early years atmosphere, with real-life case reports and tricks for keeping off universal pitfalls
    • how to contain, encourage and enthuse households and the broader community

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What do you think? James: Yes, I think the mummies, daddies would like to help. Annie: But how can we let them know about this? James: Yes, I think the mummies and daddies would like to help. 26 Documentation approach in practice Provocation for learning Annie: But how can we let them know about this? [ James thinks about this . ] James: I know, let’s send them a letter telling them about it and ask them to help. Annie: What a good idea. What should we say in the letter? Would you like to tell me, and I will type it out for you and then we can photocopy this?

She also was invited into the nursery with the dog. Finally, in this aspect of the project, an almost unbelievable coincidence occurred when one of the children shared with an educator that his granny had now only one eye; she had just had the other one removed!! She also was very happy to come and share her experience of living with one eye with them. Kieren’s nana comes to visit Kieren had been telling us about his nana who had her eye removed recently. Since we had Rabbit with his one eye, we asked if Nana would come along and talk to us about what it is like to have just one eye.

After discussion with her colleague and the agreement of her daughter, Rabbit came to nursery and became a provocation for learning. Documentation approach in practice Whether there are problems to be solved is a key factor in deciding whether a project has rich learning potential or not. Most of those confronted in this project are outlined below. Many of these were posed by the children, others by the educators and some in collaboration with each other. Provocation for learning: how do we make Rabbit better?

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