Pedagogical documentation is a vital method of assessing and observing young children, and is a practice that enables practitioners, families and children to learn alongside each other. This book draws on the projects and experiences of senior researchers from nations including Australia, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, the UK and the USA to highlight multiple approaches to pedagogical documentation. Topics explored include: • using video in pedagogical documentation • making the most of outdoor learning environments • developing pedagogical documentation within curriculum frameworks • the relationship with Early Years transitions • the potential of pedagogical documentation for leadership enactment. The book offers guidance, support and inspiration to practitioners and researchers on how to implement meaningful and sustainable child-focused observation in early years contexts.

Making Learning Visible in Dance and Other Creative Arts
Making Learning Visible in Dance and Other Creative Arts
Marc Richard

The consideration of documentation in the context of dance and other creative arts in elementary schools may be unexpected. This Canadian example of creative exploration makes visible the ways in which these processes enable the visualizing of dance as language, embodying subjectivities and empowering both learners and teachers.

Introduction

What is the learning that happens in dance and other creative arts in an elementary school setting? Can pedagogical documentation, inspired by the educators of Reggio Emilia, make this learning visible to the various stakeholders in education? This research project investigated the learning for both teachers and students in four elementary schools in the Canadian Province of Ontario. Although ...

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