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

  • Which assessments from our setting make valued aspects of the arts visible to teachers, children, families, and whānau?
  • What opportunities for experiencing the arts in the wider community are evident in the children’s assessments?
  • How do teachers include the practices in the arts that children are experiencing outside the centre in their assessments?
  • Are there opportunities for children’s portfolios to become artistic artefacts? How does this happen?
  • Do our assessments that include the arts reflect bicultural opportunities and contexts?
  • What aspects of assessment practices and Te Whāriki curriculum strands are represented in the arts exemplars in this book?