Recording learning, not tracking progress (Part 1)
by Helen Edwards on October 20
Documenting children’s learning is a process: collecting, interpreting and reflecting upon a child’s learning and development. In addition to informing parents and carers about their child’s learning journey, documentation can help to plan appropriate next steps and learning opportunities for each child. It can also serve as an effective assessment tool without the need for ticklists of expected learning outcomes which often reduce the curriculum and diminish teachers’ freedom to provide an exciting, stimulating age-appropriate learning environment.
In this article, Helen Edwards discusses the benefits of focusing less on tracking children’s knowledge and skills and more on identifying and describing their unique learning journeys.