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.

Knowledge and Practice of Pedagogic Documentation: Professional Development for Educators

Knowledge and Practice of Pedagogic Documentation: Professional Development for Educators
Knowledge and Practice of Pedagogic Documentation: Professional Development for Educators
Rosie WalkerMichael ReedNicola Stobbs

Building on a literature review and a series of ‘training events’, these authors propose possibilities for graduate leaders and educators to promote further understanding and implementation of pedagogic documentation through professional development. Using examples of analytic questioning, the centrality of leadership and practical examples in communities of practice are emphasized.

Introduction

This chapter explores the vital relationship between pedagogic documentation and the essential role of a leader in ensuring there is an alignment between theory and practice, developing collaborative reflective questioning and modelling how pedagogic documentation can be applied in practice. It investigates key features which could ideally form part of introducing pedagogic ...

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