By Linda Kinney
The documentation of younger kid's studying performs an important position within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This cutting edge method of bringing record-keeping and evaluation into the guts of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated through educators all over the world. This specified, obtainable and encouraging publication relies upon a documentary process effectively carried out by way of Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately young ones, how they examine and the capability unleashed in effectively enticing households within the studying approach. This process, that is in accordance with cautious hearing childrens and commentary in their pursuits and matters, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via images, wall monitors, video clips and various diverse media. The authors, either skilled educators comprise chapters the following on: why early years’ educators may still use documentation as a way to reinforce younger kid's studying the values, rules and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' strategy find out how to enforce documentations into any early years surroundings, with real-life case reports and tricks for keeping off universal pitfalls how one can contain, motivate and enthuse households and the broader neighborhood
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Which they thought might become a substitute eye. What satisﬁed them as a solution at this point was black paper screwed up and stuck into the blank eye space. Provocation for learning: replacement eye fell out – what now? Initially, when this happened, the staff observed and listened to the core learning group and were surprised to learn that they did not seem particularly interested in pursuing a substitute eye for the rabbit. Instead, they noticed that the children were adopting really caring attitudes towards the rabbit and his condition, which the staff supported them in extending to other children in the setting.
James then began to explain that there had been an earthquake in ‘Pakistani’ and the school building had fallen down on top of the mummies, daddies and children. The Head of the Nursery, Annie, was working in the ofﬁce at this point and had overheard the conversation. She was interested in hearing more about this, and so she joined the children in the playroom. She explained to both children that she had overheard what had been said and was interested to hear more if they were agreeable to this.
30 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Documentation approach in practice The sustainability of the episode was possible because of the enthusiasm that Fergus and James continued to have and, as a consequence, the other children became ‘infected’ by it. Because of its sustainability and the interest of a larger group of children, the episode proved that it had the capacity to develop into a project. Being respectful to children, the Head didn’t interrupt the initial conversation and sought the children’s permission before she joined them.
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