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dc.contributor.authorBlaiklock, Ken
dc.description.abstractAlthough Learning Stories are widely used in New Zealand early childhood settings, there are doubts about the effectiveness of this assessment technique. A different approach to assessing young children, known as Learning Notes, is introduced in this article. Unlike Learning Stories, Learning Notes do not follow a story format or focus on dispositions to learn. Learning Notes can be used to provide an accurate description of an event, an interpretation of the learning that occurred, and ideas for future learning. When evaluated against key principles of observational assessment, it is argued that Learning Notes provide a more comprehensive and practical approach than is possible with Learning Stories.en_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.subjectlearning Notesen_NZ
dc.subjecteducational assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectobservational assessmenten_NZ
dc.titleAssessment in New Zealand early childhood settings: A proposal to change from Learning Stories to Learning Notesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130303 Education Assessment and Evaluationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBlaiklock, K. (2010). Assessment in New Zealand early childhood settings: A proposal to change from Learning Stories to Learning Notes. Early Education, 48(2), 5-10.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleEarly Educationen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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