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

  • How do documented assessments contribute to the health, well-being, and safety of children in this early childhood setting?
  • Is there a clear understanding of the definition of well-being from a Māori perspective?
  • Are assessments clear about some of the strategies children can use to keep themselves safe and to see that others are safe as well?
  • Do documented assessments provide staff and children with guidelines about how children have been able to stay involved in a task?
  • Do families and whānau contribute to assessments to give teachers information about their views on health, well-being, and safety in this early childhood setting?
  • Do assessments provide opportunities to share different cultural viewpoints on the connections between mind, body, and spirit in well-being?