By clicking the research titles below, you can access our round up of early years pedagogical research papers covering:
Race and racism
Children's voice in disagreements
Digital documenting of children's learning
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"Recent years have seen a growing shift in Early Childhood Education from paper-based observation and documentation practices to digital documentation systems such as ‘e-portfolios’ and ‘online learning journeys’. Here, we bring a multimodal lens to these new practices and consider the potential of digital documentation for democratic assessment practices that recognise and value all children’s learning, particularly children who are living with disadvantage or in the early stages of learning English."
"Children’s influence was rather limited in most disagreements, as these involved the established institutional order as manifested in the rules and norms of daily activities and educators’ control over children’s bodies and material resources.
However, disagreements over social rules and the ongoing social situation often allowed children to negotiate and contribute to the outcomes. By identifying the difficulties young children may face in resisting the institutional order, the study highlights the importance of developing practices that enable discussion of the settled rules of ECEC and thus regard young children’s right to have their views heard and considered in matters affecting them."