Show simple record

dc.contributor.authorBlaiklock, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-15T00:05:52Z
dc.date.available2012-02-15T00:05:52Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn1174-6122
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1768
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses a number of concerns about the value of Learning Stories for assessing children’s learning in early childhood centres. The technique requires teachers to observe children and write narrative “stories” to show the learning that is occurring in particular situations. There is a focus on assessing children’s dispositions for learning rather than describing their knowledge and skill levels. Although there is some case-study documentation to support the value of Learning Stories, there is little evidence about the effectiveness of the widespread use of Learning Stories to assess and enhance children’s learning. Concerns about Learning Stories include: difficulties with establishing the validity or accountability of Learning Stories; problems with making subjective interpretations based on short observations; a lack of guidance on where, when and how often to make Learning Stories; problems with defining and assessing learning dispositions; and difficulties in using Learning Stories to show changes in children’s learning over time.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherChildForumen_NZ
dc.subjectassessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectLearning Storiesen_NZ
dc.subjectdispositionen_NZ
dc.subjectlearningen_NZ
dc.titleA critique of the use of Learning Stories to assess the learning dispositions of young childrenen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderChildForumen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBlaiklock, K. (2008). A critique of the use of Learning Stories to assess the learning dispositions of young children. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education, 11, 77-87en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage77en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage87en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume11en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Research in Early Childhood Educationen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms43871


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in

Show simple record