Monthly Archives: May 2012

Assessment in ECE and alternatives to Learning Stories

Ken Blaiklock has expressed concern that “there is little empirical evidence that the widespread [and government funded] use of Learning Stories can be justified in terms of gains for children’s learning.” He has reflected critically (and publicly) on the Learning Story … Continue reading

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COMPETENT OUTSIDERS; 3 ways of being ‘scientifically literate’

A recent issue of New Zealand Science Teacher (the NZASE journal -issue 129) focused on science and literacy. Summing up the submissions received, Rosemary Hipkins (a member of the Editorial Advisory Group) writes that the various authors describe 3 ways of being … Continue reading

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Engaging learners in science

Still excited about this website… there is a report on it which looks at engaging learners effectively in science, technology, and engineering http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/project/engaging-learners-effectively-science-technology-and-engineering-pathway-secondary-univers-2 “Project Summary Considerable evidence exists of a world-wide trend of declining student numbers in school and university … Continue reading

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Building kaupapa Maori in ECE

I totally didn’t know about this website! Looks full of great stuff: http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/kaupapa-maori-early-childhood

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The Reggio approach to mealtimes

“In the awareness that all children, even the youngest, possess great self-regulatory capacities in regard to food, w believe that it is the responsibility of adults to offer positive opportunities to encounter food that is suitable in quantity and quality, … Continue reading

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School leaders must put teacher learning on the priority list

“Policy makers, teacher educators, principals, experienced teachers and—in this system of self-governed schools—parents, and [-p18] community members must put teacher learning on the priority list. We have long known that for children to succeed, they need rich and varied educational … Continue reading

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A question to ask of your ECE centre

“In what ways is Maori language included in the programme?” (p.76 Te Whariki, 1996)

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Some websites connected to food education

http://www.ecoliteracy.org http://www.edibleschoolyeard.org http://www.iotf.org http://www.navdanya.org http://www.rethinkingschoollunch.org http://www.slowfood.it http://www.aiab.it http://www.biodiversita.info http://www.inran.it http://www.ortidipace.org http://www.retegas.org http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings/

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Adopting reading and writing – a story from the archives

In a book I mentioned recently, Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins discuss how and why Maori adopted the practices of reading and writing – and how early interactions between Maori and Pakeha on paper, as it were, can be understood … Continue reading

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Another Hone Harawira quote

“when the government’s taxing paper boys, you know there’s something wrong” ~ Hone Harawira http://tvnz.co.nz/marae/video Marae Investigates, Series 2012, Episode 29, 27 May 2012

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