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`Tricia David starts the book off with a commitment to the importance of relationships. "The impact of emotional aspects of a school or nursery situation has long been neglected in the UK, as is amply demonstrated by the list of criteria for judging the quality of teaching drawn from OfSTED critieria". Amen to that" - Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine `Teaching Young Children is essential reading for early years teacher trainers and anyone working with young children, birth to 8 years old. It is an excellent companion volume to one of David's other books, Young Children Learning. David's many contributions to the literature in early years education has focused on the ways in which soc
Chapter 10: Assessment and Learning
Assessment and Learning
Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. For very young children this process is informal and even unnoticed. The relationship the child has with the adults around him or herself dictates the extent to which the child uses self assessment as a mode of developing a further and deeper understanding of the world. The adults respond to the child by informing, sharing, explaining, questioning or modelling in response to the immediate learning needs.
The child revises and extends the judgements made. The understanding developing from these experiences are stored away until required in another context at another time and place. An assessment judgement has been made by the adult, planning for the next stage of learning. The child has ...