How we document – Albury Out of School Hours. This month, Cathy Northam, Director of Albury Out of School Hours (OOSH) writes about her team’s innovative approach to documentation, reminding us there are many ways to approach this responsibility.
My colleagues and I had a light bulb moment when we sat down to review the documentation policy for our service. We felt the diverse and transient nature of out of school hours care required a different approach to the documentation framework used in long day care. Transpdbooklet.pdf. Raise Learning - Early childhood services (inc. programming and planning for the EYLF and the National Quality Standards)
Anecdotal Observations An anecdote is a "short account of a particular incident or event of an interesting or amusing nature", often biographical ("Anecdote",nd).
Anecdotes are useful for taking quick, simple notes that have been observed throughout the day. They are generally written in past tense and can be written up after the event when a teacher has more time. When taking an anecdotal observation it is good to note the time, date, place & relevant context of the event (eg. location, background information, children involved etc.). Essentially an anecdote tells story of what the observer has seen. Qklg_pd_mod4_exp2_doc_observ.pdf. Understanding the use of Observations,Reflection and Linking in Early Childhood Settings. I still remember learning about observations when I was studying my Diploma over 20 years ago now.
The best piece of advice I was given was to find what works best for me because that will probably be what then works best for the children in my care. Simple right? Raise Learning - Early childhood services (inc. programming and planning for the EYLF and the National Quality Standards) Pedagogical documentation on Pinterest. Documentation: Transforming Our Perspective. Community Child Care Co-operative » Blog Archive » Documentation – Who is it really for? One of the biggest points of discussion at our staff meetings is documentation, how much time it takes, does it make a difference to our classroom practise and outcomes for children, and do families really care?
Feedback from some families has told as that they just like to look at the pictures of their children and are not interested in the links to the EYLF and to theorists. They just want to know their child is happy and engaged. Over the past three years we have changed the way we plan and document children’s learning 3 times.
Each year as we go along we reflect and make small changes. Files.acecqa.gov.au/files/Information sheets/Information sheet - Guidelines for documenting children's learning.pdf. Www.naturealliancefdc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/NA-PLN-0001-Weekly-Plan.pdf. Mummy Musings and Mayhem: Documenting in a Home/Family Day Care Service - Part 1 Developing your Planning Cycle. Working as a family child care educator is a rewarding job and there are some dedicated and talented professionals in our field of work but let’s be honest…it is a lot of work meeting programming requirements, Australian EYLF outcomes and scheme or coordination unit regulations.
There are no lunch or morning tea breaks let alone a toilet break….no programming time while another staff member takes over the children’s care, no cleaner, no gardener, few sick days or holidays. It can get overwhelming…I know, I’ve been there this month as I try to combine running a business and family with all the usual household tasks and the landscaping we are trying to finish.
Learning through play. In Playcentre the end of session korero is pounamu.
It’s a time to stop and reflect, to connect, to share stories and to learn from each other. When thinking about documenting it, it’s a good idea to think about the purpose of the documentation. Assessment for learning. The Northern Ireland Curriculum embraces the principles of Assessment for Learning by placing formative assessment at the heart of the learning and teaching cycle.
The emphasis is on improvement, raising achievement in pupils' learning and celebrating success. Assessment for Learning has the potential to make a powerful contribution to the central aim of the Northern Ireland curriculum by empowering learners and enabling them to realise their full potential. Assessment for Learning - A Practical Guide The parent leaflet has been written in user-friendly language so that parents can be informed of the key messages about Assessment for Learning and how they can help their child/s learning. What's pedagogy anyway? Appropriate and meaningful assessment in family centred programs. Children's voices. Provocations on Assessment. Prepare to Play!: Interesting Display Ideas. EMERGENT CURRICULUM: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? « "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY" In reality, many educators profess to use an ‘emergent curriculum’ approach in their work with children, but what happens in their preschool environment can seem to be at odds with the philosophy that underpins an emergent curriculum approach.
So I would love to open this up for discussion. Please feel free to join in and help make this a lively conversation that can hopefully be of great benefit to all readers (including me!) Here is a provocation, to help promote the conversation. Learning to Document in Reggio-inspired Education. ShareView in Chinese (PDF)HomeJournal ContentsIssue Contents Volume 13 Number 2©The Author(s) 2011.
Gowrie SA Programming Resources. Checklist through a child's eyes. Children's Map Project 2013.
The power of documentation. Children as digital story tellers. Planning the Program. Sharing practice - Early Years.