Assessment and curriculum design (3 parts)
A facilitator will work with you to support the recognition of children’s learning at a deep and complex level. We will strengthen your ability to recognise and effectively respond to children’s learning in line with the 20 learning outcomes of Te Whāriki. This work is always approached in the context of Te Whāriki, in particular picking up on the notion of children’s learning trajectories as a mechanism for recognising and responding to children’s learning. We will explore the dilemmas of what, how and how much to document children’s learning and support you to develop authentic and meaningful ways to make teaching and learning visible.
The three sessions are designed to progressively build on teachers’ ability to intelligently observe and analyse what children are doing in order to identify the learning taking place. Subsequently, teachers are supported to design curriculum that relates to what children are learning rather than simply what they are doing.
This base programme can be supplemented by work with individual teachers supporting them to strengthen documentation and/or teaching interactions.