May 6, 2020
Join Angela for 2 Wednesday evenings (May 6 & 13) at the Peterborough Admin office to explore learning stories.
Wendy Lee and Margaret Carr developed Leaning Stories as an assessment tool for children and educators of the New Zealand curriculum – the TeWhariki. It has been adapted as a valuable way to document the extraordinary work of children in the ordinary moments of their play in many child-initiated curriculums and learning environments. It brings visibility to the developing insight of the educator into a child’s skills, learning dispositions, milestones and the developing relationships in the classroom. It highlights the relationship between the educator and child and features the child as a subject of curiosity, love and interest. Tom Drummond offers us this definition.
What is a Learning Story?
A Learning Story is first and foremost a story. It tells a tale to the child, to the family, to guests, and to ourselves as teachers of children. There is not one right way to do it.
However, it does begin with the child’s initiative and progresses through the subsequent stages of engagement (becoming involved) and intentionality (causing something). It is always about “good” things.”
During our time together we thought about its intention and the important parts that bring about the story, the meaning from several perspectives and the possibility for future opportunities and extensions.