Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from research about young children

Pedagogical Documentation
Pedagogical documentation is a process for documenting children's experiences and studying what children reveal about their views of the world. Watch the following video clips and read the research brief to reflect on your practices and think about ways to make children's questions, ideas, and learning visible.

Read: Making Learning Visible Through Pedagogical Documentation by Dr. Carol Anne Wien

For optimal viewing, enlarge the video clips and click on "CC" to view the subtitles. Please note that some clips are in English and some are in French, and subtitles are available for all clips.


A process of study

An ongoing practice of looking deeper

Making thinking and learning visible

On your own or with others, use these questions as a starting point for thinking about your everyday experiences and practices:

  • What questions do I have about children in my program? What do I want to investigate further?
  • What view of the child is portrayed in my current practices of documenting?
  • What else can I document beyond children's developmental skills?
  • How can others contribute to my interpretations and expand on the story my documentation tells?

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