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'Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee weave together a powerful book full of respect for children's ideas, interests and identities as learners. Using theoretically informed and practically focused discussion and examples, they provide extensive evidence of the role of narrative assessment as teachers, children and families co-construct stories of competence' - Sue Dockett, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Murray School of Education, Charles Sturt University
This text offers the students selecting to focus on this aspect of the course some clear ideas on learning stories with practical applications through case study.
The photographs in this book really enhance the text and also link it well to practice. The boxes give useful case studies.
Very useful background. Helps student practitioners understand the rationale behind using learning jouneys for their key children.
Excellent book that utilized really cases and stories so that students can follow and understand the authors points. Highly recommended
Excellent book that utilized really cases and stories so that students can follow and understand the authors points. Highly recommended.
Will be introducing the concept of Learning Stories to students as an innovative new way to observe children. Fantastic
ESSENTIAL reading for all early years practitioners who are engaged in meaningful assessments of the children in their care. Wonderful colour illustrations that truly support understanding of the rich stories that children bring to their learning experiences. Influences not just our own view but how we influence how others view children. So passionate about the concept of stories and story telling a must for the shelves of any early years practitioner.
Essential for those who follow the comparative element of this module.
Margaret Carr & Wendy Lee are an inspiration to practitioners and students alike. The book is a great guide, it outlines the philosophy of learning stories and supports this with examples, colour photographs and research. A great resource and inspiration to develop good practice with practitioners and in settings.
This book is ESSENTIAL reading for all early years practitioners who are looking to engage in meaningful assessments of the children in their care. The book expands on the concept of learning stories and demonstrates how the process of collecting and telling the stories of children's remarkable experiences enables us to influence how others view children.
Love the whole concept of learning stories. So many lovely examples and gorgeous photos to add even more interest to what is already a riveting topic
The many practical examples and accessible writing style result in a text which documents this approach to assessment in the early years in an interesting and thought provoking read.
This book provides a detailed overview of the theory behind Learning Stories and how this connects to practice. I particularly enjoy the fact that there is a good range of examples which provides the reader with an extensive Learning Stories toolkit.
A brilliant piece of writing and an inspiring read. This books offers everything students need to know about Margaret Carr's Learning Stories. The case illustrations are extremely helpful and link academic thinking and practice with ease. This is particularly useful for students who do not have the practice background.
Core reading for the subject matter, well written with plenty of case studies
Nice to find a text that covers this area - and this book does so well extending to Te Whariki areas that are often hard to find.
Worthy text which builds on the text of previous work.
This edition is very different from the first so I would recommend that students (in particular) read the first. The concept of learning stories should be conisdered in settings in the UK.
The students on the foundation degree in early years programme have engaged with this book. They have enjoyed both text and photographs and have taken ideas from it to develop in their own practice.