Learning Stories: Constructing Learner Identities in Early Educationby Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee SAGE Publications Ltd
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- Pbk 168 pages
- AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
Chapters explore how Learning Stories:
- help make connections with families;
- support the inclusion of children and family voices;
- tell us stories about babies;
- allow children to dictate their own stories;
- can be used to revisit children's learning journeys;
- can contribute to teaching and learning wisdom.
This ground-breaking book expands on the concept of Learning Stories, and includes examples from practice in both New Zealand and the UK. It outlines the philosophy behind this pedagogical tool for documenting how learning identities are constructed, and shows through research evidence why the early years is such a critical time in the formation of learning dispositions.
Learner Identities in the Early Years: An Introduction to Four Themes
Co-Authoring and Dialogue
Making Connections Across Boundaries Between Places
Recognising and Re-Cognising Learning Continuities
Appropriating Knowledges and Learning Dispositions in a Range of Increasingly Complex Ways
Constructing and Sustaining a Passion for Learning
Murray School of Education, Charles Sturt University
'What a fabulous read! Any practitioner already engaged in collating learning stories or learning journeys as a means of recording children's achievements and progress should absorb this life-enriching read of a beautiful book'-Early Years Educator
'Illustrated in colour, this is a fascinating and timely book which will make rewarding reading for both experienced practitioners and for students on degree and higher degree level courses. There is much here to think about, reflect upon and discuss as we endevour to equip young children with the skills and dispositions they need to live in a global democratic society'- Early Years Update
Wendy Lee is Director of the Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand.