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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Reflective questions – He pātai hei whakaaro iho

  • Why should children contribute to their own assessments?
  • What examples do we have of the children contributing to their own assessment records?
  • What examples do we have that show the children having a say in the description and discussion of their work or their learning? How else might we encourage this?
  • What examples do we have in our assessments that show the child, family, or whānau taking part in deciding what learning is important for the child’s well-being?
  • What evidence do we have of multiple voices contributing to assessments and making a difference to children’s learning?
  • Is there a dilemma in balancing the child’s voice, the teachers’ voice, and the whānau’s voice in our assessments?
  • How can we find out what path the child is on and how the children can contribute to planning what they will do next in assessments?
  • In what ways can infants and toddlers contribute to their own assessments?