EC723 : Planning, Assessment and Self-Review in Early Childhood Education

In this course, you are introduced to a range of curriculum approaches and observation as an assessment method, which forms the basis for recognising and responding to children’s learning and development. You explores a range of observation methods and provides guidance on how to use them in practice, in order to recognise children’s interests, knowledge, dispositions and strengths. The course also presents an overview of forms of assessment, particularly focussing on learning stories and their significance in assessing children’s learning. You are introduced to the process of self-review and planning, which arises from observation and assessment of children’s interests, strengths, behaviours and needs.