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By Linda Kinney

The documentation of younger kid's studying performs an important position within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This innovative method of bringing record-keeping and overview into the center of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated by means of educators world wide.

This specified, available and encouraging publication relies upon a documentary technique effectively applied through Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately kids, how they research and the aptitude unleashed in effectively enticing households within the studying procedure.

This strategy, that is according to cautious hearing young ones and remark in their pursuits and issues, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via photographs, wall monitors, video clips and quite a few diverse media. The authors, either skilled educators contain chapters right here on:

    • why early years’ educators may still use documentation as a method to reinforce younger kid's studying
    • the values, rules and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' strategy
    • how to enforce documentations into any early years environment, with real-life case reports and tricks for keeping off universal pitfalls
    • how to contain, motivate and enthuse households and the broader community

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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.

Initially, three children came together as the core learning group who were quick to engage with Rabbit and his dilemma. This caused them initially to be thoughtful about how he came to lose an eye and then to consider the reason for having two eyes as opposed 1 1 31 The one-eyed rabbit Children at planning wall 32 Documentation approach in practice Children reflecting this exploration to one. This led them to consider their own images with cameras, mirrors and their own representations of themselves with two eyes.

James went off to make the picture for the people who may want to help. Forty-four envelopes were counted out and both James and Fergus put the letters into envelopes. By the end of the morning, the envelopes were ready to be given out. James took the lead and engaged with the parents as they came to collect their children. James handed parents the letter, taking time to tell them about his ideas and how he wanted to help the people in Pakistan who had been affected by the earthquake. James writing a letter 1 1 27 James drawing a picture 28 Documentation approach in practice James and Annie put letter in envelope Fergus puts letter in envelope Provocation for learning: who else should we share this with?

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