Assessment in early childhood settings: learning stories

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P. Chapman Pub., Jul 23, 2001 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
This book shows that an early childhood setting can be described as a learning place in which children develop learning dispositions such as resilience in the face of uncertainty, confidence to express their ideas, and collaborative and thoughtful approaches to problem-solving. These dispositions provide the starting point for life-long learning.

The author asks: How can we assess and track children's learning in the early years in a way that includes learning dispositions and avoids the pitfalls of over-formal methods, whilst being helpful for practitioners, interesting for families, and supportive for learners?

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Persisting with difficulty and uncertainty
Communicating with others and taking responsibility
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