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ERIC Number: ED467558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 10
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Observing Children's Learning: Informing Effective Intervention. A Personal Story of Investigative Research in Action.
Lockett, Andrew
This paper outlines the underlying principles that have guided the development of an observational orientation to assessing children's learning. The development of an observation orientation was achieved through a process of a number of action-type research projects within a range of early years settings in the United Kingdom. The paper outlines a personal story of discovery in developing an observational and reflective stance that draws upon a range of perspectives within the learning context to understand how children learn. It is argued that this strategy is a key to increasing the effectiveness of interventions to support, enhance, and provoke learning. The paper describes the current United Kingdom context surrounding the development of a new Foundation Stage Profiling in the early years to replace the current Baseline Assessment. The paper further asserts that the observational assessment orientation is a powerful tool for United Kingdom practitioners to respond to the new Foundation Stage Profiling requirements. (Contains 16 references and suggested readings.) (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom