Learning Stories

The aim of the project is to develop a system for examining learning stories (i.e., the narrative assessment tool used in early childhood settings in New Zealand). The evaluation tool is being designed for two purposes. First, it will be designed for research purposes to examine the overall quality of the written learning stories based on quality themes identified from the research and to categorize the nature of the learning described (i.e., what dispositions, working theories, and outcomes are recorded). Second, it will be designed for practice purposes to support early childhood teachers in the development and evaluation of their learning stories.