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(Adapted from: www.kidsource.com/kidsource, "EncouragingCreativity in Early Childhood Classrooms" by Carolyn Pope Edwards and Kay Wright Springate ERIC DIGEST December 1995)

The role of documentation

Lillian Katz and Sylvia Chard have written about the importance of teachers as documentarians of student work (part of thearticle is excerpted below).

"Documentation, in the forms of observation of children and extensive recordkeeping, has long been encouraged andpracticed in many early childhood programs. However, compared to these practices in other traditions, documentation in Reggio Emilia focusesmore intensively on children's experience, memories, thoughts, and ideas in the course of their work. Documentation practices in Reggio Emiliapre-primary schools provide inspiring examples of the importance of displaying children's work with great care and attention to both thecontent and aesthetic aspects of the display.

Documentation typically includes samples of a child's work at several different stages of completion; photographsshowing work in progress; comments written by the teacher or other adults working with the children; transcriptions of children's discussions,comments, and explanations of intentions about the activity; and comments made by parents. Observations, transcriptions of tape-recordings, andphotographs of children discussing their work can be included. Examples of children's work and written reflections on the processes in which thechildren engaged can be displayed in classrooms or hallways. The documents reveal how the children planned, carried out, and completed the displayedwork."

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Assignment 2: reflection

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Assignment 2: Reflection

"Our children are eager to learn, they are creative in how they learn, and they have an extraordinary capacity to learn if we knowhow to encourage them the right way."

  • According to the Reggio approach, what are some of the ways we can "encourage them the right way"? Describe specific examples and ideasgiven in the Reggio readings.
  • What are health practices/facts discussed in the Facts for Life section that would also serve as a way to "encourage them"; that is, make it easier for young children tolearn. Give 4 or 5 ideas or facts discussed in the health section.

Discussions

Discussions and Innovations - Early Childhood Education

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This is an opportunity to participate in a global discussion on early-childhood education. This will give you an example to seek and give advice, find out what is going on in othercountries, and trade lesson plans.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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