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Choices for writing learning stories and which way is the right way

By Rachel Pratt
© ChildForum

 

Parent communication about childLearning stories are still the assessment type of choice for most early childhood services and teaching professionals. The way that learning stories are written vary from service to service and, while teachers and home-educators know what they are supposed to do in learning stories, they may be left questioning, which is the right way to do it?

 This article covers

  1. What you should include in a learning story
  2. Taking artistic license and doing it your way
  3. Standard templates
  4. E-portfolios
  5. Further information

 

1. What should a learning story include?

While types of assessment vary, there are some key fundamentals to assessing young children’s learning. Te Whāriki states that, “Narratives forms of assessment, such as learning stories, may make use of a formative assessment sequence”, this sequence is made up of the following:

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