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What should we be documenting? 2-part series

March 14, 2023

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KU Children’s Services




An educator’s knowledge, insights and questions about children’s thinking and learning is shared through meaningful, well written documentation. It should draw the reader in and invite the reader to take away new ideas about children’s capabilities and learning potentials. It should also elicit respect for the professional skills of the educator.

Pedagogical documentation should inform planning that is responsive and complex beyond a reductive focus on behaviour or predetermined outcomes.

What then, should we be documenting?


Fran Bastion

Fran’s engagement in the early childhood education sector spans over 30 years. Fran’s work is currently anchored in the exploration of the role of teacher as researcher, inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical documentation, and the language of the learning environment.

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