A Folk Model of Assessment - and an Alternative Learning Dispositions Interest and Involvement Persisting with Difficulty and Uncertainty Communicating with Others and Taking Responsibility Learning Stories Describing Discussing Documenting Deciding The Learning Story
Dr Margaret Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand. The innovative national early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, which she co-authored, has been of considerable interest in the UK, USA, and elsewhere.
`I would recommend this book to practitioners interested in reflecting on their own practice and approach to assessment. The insights provided are thought-provoking and promote a practical and positive approach to early years assessment' - Early Talk `This is an inspiring book from bilingual, bicultural New Zealand about revolutionizing the assessment of young children's learning and progress.... I hope this book inspires United Kingdom practitioners to set out on learning story journeys' - Nursery World `I found Margaret Carr's book fascinating... the ideas and arguments put forward are well worth mulling over' - Early Years Educator `This book manages to blend recognized theory and recent research with practice. I found it easy, and sometimes enjoyable, to read; it provided plenty of "food for thought" as well as references on "how to". I would recommend it to all early childhood practitioners, not just those considering their current assessment procedures, as the chapters focusing on the child as a learner are of value on their own' - Julia Browne, Goldsmiths Association for Early Childhood