Kei Tua o te Pae

Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars is a best-practice guide that will help teachers continue to improve the quality of their teaching.

The exemplars are a series of books that will help teachers to understand and strengthen children's learning. It also shows how children, parents and whānau can contribute to this assessment and ongoing learning.

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Links to Te Whāriki – Ngā hononga ki Te Whāriki

The exemplars in this book supplement those in Book 2 where the four principles of Te Whāriki are discussed and exemplified separately. Learning communities that are empowering take a holistic approach to learning. They are constructed through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places, and things as well as through involving whānau and community. All the principles are integrated in the development of a community that will foster ongoing and diverse pathways of learning.

Assessments will contribute to the development of bicultural learning communities committed to kotahitanga, ngā hononga, and whakawhanaungatanga. The development of communities of learners will be reflected in concepts such as manaakitanga, aroha, awhi, tuakana-teina, kōrero, and waiata.