Children's views on what matters in learning and life

Catherine Carroll-Meehan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


Using Pedagogical Documentation as a tool for assessing children, this chapter reports on research conducted with children, asking the question “What matters to you?” The chapter presents the origins of Pedagogical Documentation from Reggio Emilia, and presents a justification for its use by early childhood educators. Drawing on current research, theory and policy, this chapter explores the tensions that exist for teachers/educators and practitioners working with young children and including their voice. Children’s words, drawings, photographs and artefacts will be used to narrate five themes from the data about what is important to children about their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Children’s Learning: 3-11 years
EditorsChristine Ritchie
ISBN (Electronic)9781315641164
ISBN (Print)9781138190276, 9781138190306
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2016


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