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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Holistic development – Kotahitanga
"Assessing or observing children should take place in the same contexts of meaningful activities and relationships that have provided the focus for the holistic curriculum … Assessment of children should encompass all dimensions of children’s learning and development and should see the child as a whole."
Te Whāriki, page 30
Sociocultural approaches to assessment:
- construct “communities of learners”
- support the ongoing development of learning communities with a philosophy of whanaungatanga that values the contribution each individual brings to the collective process
- keep the complexity of learning in mind and are particularly mindful of the context.