The Strength-based Approach is a meaningful and real style of writing about children in a way that starts with what they can do. A strength-based approach is not about describing a child’s learning and development in a positive light and neglecting to identify areas for further development or areas of concern.
Instead it starts with where the child is now, not with what is absent, and highlights where the child can go with additional support. This makes it a vital pedagogical skill for early childhood educators to practice and develop which can be used for transition reports, learning stories or snapshot reviews.
The Strength Based Writing programme consists of 4 short components that support Educators to focus on your writing techniques when compiling Learning Stories, Transition Reports or Snapshot Reviews.
Component 1 - 'What is the strength-based approach'. The learning from this will include the principles that underpin the approach and why it is particularly suitable for early childhood education. Participants will also become familiar with a range of different child strengths and attributes.
Component 2 - The Tapestry of Early Childhood Pedagogy’. Educators will develop a sound understanding of how a variety of teaching techniques are dependent on each other.
Component 3 - 'The Key Elements of Strength-based Writing'. The learning from this piece ensures that Educators have a range of ‘prompts’ for providing narrative commentary about children.
Component 4 - 'Practical examples of strength-based writing’. The learning from this piece will ensure that Educators have a sound understanding of each type of comment and what they are aiming to convey.
Presentation with video/audio
Easy to follow components
Downloadable reference documents
Test multiple choice questions
Certificate of Completion