By Linda Kinney
The documentation of younger kid's studying performs an important function within the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia. This cutting edge method of bringing record-keeping and overview into the guts of younger kid's studying is envied and emulated through educators worldwide. This targeted, obtainable and encouraging booklet relies upon a documentary method effectively carried out by means of Stirling Council in Scotland, whose pre-school educators skilled dramatic advancements of their understandings approximately young ones, how they research and the aptitude unleashed in effectively attractive households within the studying strategy. This process, that is in response to cautious hearing little ones and statement in their pursuits and issues, centres round recording and commentating on kid's studying via images, wall monitors, movies and quite a few diversified media. The authors, either skilled educators comprise chapters right here on: why early years’ educators may still use documentation as a way to augment younger kid's studying the values, rules and theories that underlie the 'Reggio' strategy how you can enforce documentations into any early years environment, with real-life case reports and tricks for heading off universal pitfalls tips on how to contain, motivate and enthuse households and the broader group
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Because it’s on it stays on. Should the children turn it off and on? No, it might break. It might run out of that stuff electricity. It might break and it might run out. Grown-ups switch it on and off. What do we put on top of the OHP? Pictures. And it goes on the curtain. What do we do with the pictures? Just look and don’t go close. It’s hot. Just keep it on. Not wiggle it about. ’Cos you might not see the picture and it might fall off. It might, if you keep switching it off and on the bulb inside might break.
1 1 Documentation approach in practice 29 James and Fergus sharing ideas with others Where does the episode go next? This interest, that started as an episode as described during one morning, developed into a project. James and Fergus, in the meantime, collected a sizeable sum of money and became very keen to include other children in their work, which meant that there was now a learning group emerging whose interests in the Pakistan earthquake were appearing to be diverse. The two staff members of the learning group were working with the children to discover what exactly sparked James’s interest in the earthquake.
Provocation for learning: Rabbit is poorly – what can we do? Again, through systematic observation, listening and recording of dialogue in the home corner, the staff became aware that there was a high level of imaginative play in the home corner intensely focused on the health of the rabbit. Various hypotheses were posed as to the particular health problem that the rabbit might have, and eventually the children decided that they must set up a doctor’s surgery to diagnose his condition. In consultation with other children and the educators, they made their plans for constructing a doctor’s surgery within the area where the home space was usually located.