Learning stories are a meaningful method of assessment for learning in early childhood that capture the uniqueness of the individual child.
The ‘Creating Learning Stories’ programme will provide Educators with practical guidance on this wonderful pedagogical technique for early childhood education. The programme is presented in 5 short components - each one building on the learning from the one before and packed with practical examples. Participants will discover how to structure, compile, and use learning stories as a meaningful assessment tool, to engage parents and to showcase children’s individual strengths, interests and needs. Components are:
Assessment for Learning in Early Education
The Learning Story Approach
Techniques for Educators
Bringing Learning Stories to Life - multiple examples and formats
Engaging Parents with Learning Stories.
The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion.
*PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*
1. Understand the unique nature of assessment for learning in early childhood education and how this links to quality and practice frameworks;
2. Understand the learning story approach including core components, structure and different types of learning stories;
3. Appreciate how a combination of story types can be used together to represent multi-modal assessment for learning;
4. Develop a range of practical techniques and strategies for compiling meaningful learning stories;
5. Reflect on their own practice in this area;
6. Learn how to strengthen partnerships with parents by engaging them in their childrens learning and sharing their professional work with young children.
Presentation with video/audio
Easy to follow components
Downloadable reference documents
Test multiple choice questions
Certificate of Completion