Where assessment places the teacher…

In her article on the use of Reggio-inspired documentation, Carol Anne Wien  writes: “I avoid the terms  assess and assessment here because they imply a range of meanings that I hope  to distance from pedagogical documentation—accountability and the judgment of  learning. To judge is to remove oneself from participation. If the teacher is  removed from relationship to and responsibility for the learning, it becomes  solely the learner’s responsibility. The learner who has not learned is then considered  to be in jeopardy and a failure. To view the child learner as a failure is, in  my view, unethical, violating the rights of children to have a safe learning  environment.” (np)

Ref: Carol Anne Wien York University with Victoria Guyevskey & Noula Berdoussis (2011) Learning to Document in Reggio-inspired Education in ECRP (Early Childhood Research & Practice) 13(2) online journal


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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