As teachers see inquiry in action, writing narrative assessments, known in New Zealand as Learning Stories (professor Margaret Carr, 2001) gives families, children and teaching colleagues insights into children’s learning in the context it happened. As teachers track learning progress over time, an in-depth understanding of their learning identity is formed. Families and children contribute to this and a strong identity that learning is inquiry, as children pursue their interests with energy and commitment, hardwork and effort, reinforces learning characteristics that lead to learning success life long.
The link below will enable you to read a Learning Story from the Tinkering workshop at Greerton Early Childhood Centre. Enjoy!