Mosaic approach - Pupil Voice Wales. Spaces to Play: gathering children's perspectives, Alison Clark, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, London Introduction How can we increase our understandings of how children use spaces to play?
How can we make children's perspectives visible and audible in order to be the starting point for change? This pilot study has set out to explore with three and four years olds in a preschool their understandings and uses of outdoor provision, in order to inform change. It has used the Mosaic approach which combines the traditional research tools of observation and interviewing with participatory methods, including the use of cameras, map making and child-led tours (Clark and Moss, 2001 )1.
This pilot project has been funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Carnegie Trust. Spaces to Play project Aims and Objectives How to listen: extending and adapting the Mosaic Approach in order to inform changes to the outdoor environment. Case Study Places to keep: the caterpillar Footnotes. Download. Mosaic%20approach%20Tools%20for%20listening.pdf. Mosaicapp.pdf. DFE-RR071. Free Resources - North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.
Using%20Learning%20Stories%20to%20Strengthen%20Teacher%20Relationships.pdf. Drummond, T. (2010) Learning Stories: Conventions for. NSCECE-Winter-2012-newsletter.pdf. Learning Stories – using your observations for assessment. I had the great pleasure of returning to Birmingham recently.
This was to so do some training with a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioners on Observations for Assessments. One of the techniques that I had chosen to focus on was Learning Stories. Margaret Carr was promoting Learning Stories as a method for assessment over 10 years ago, so it’s not a new idea. However, it is an opportune time to return to them as the discussion about how to assess children looks to return (BBC Website).
I really like Learning Stories because they are positive reinforcements of your child’s achievements and because they are very personal records. What are learning stories? Learning Stories are described by Margaret Carr as structured narratives that are ‘written vignettes of individual children’ (Carr, 2001: 90). My particular enjoyment with them is that they emulate a conversation between practitioner and child. How do I write one? The structure usually has four stages: References. Bringing Learning Stories on iPad. Bringing Learning Stories on iPad At Educa, we strive to provide the most innovative ePortfolio system to support education.
After the successful launch of Educa Touch for iPhone and Educa Touch for Android, today we are bringing learning stories to iPad with Educa Stories for iPad. Educa Stories for iPad is a purpose build iPad application. It’s specifically designed for children to read their learning stories on the iPad. As an iPad native application, it’s fast and responsive so children will enjoy using it. To download Educa Stories for iPad, click here or search “Educa Stories” in the App Store. How To Write A Learning Story - Aussie Childcare Network. This is a tutorial on How to Write a Learning Story.
It provides a simple and easy step by step approach on what you need to include in order to complete a learning story. A Learning Story is just that, a story that tells a tale to those who are reading it. It should focus on a child or a group of children, about the decisions they make and the consequences that follow. With detail descriptions like in a narrative, a Learning Story provides an informative approach of the experience and the events that occurred. PS: We have a variety of EYLF templates available in this site for LDC, FDC and OOSH settings. Learning Stories – using your observations for assessment.