Pedagogical documentation and its relation to everyday activities in early years

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Rintakorpi , K & Reunamo , J 2017 , ' Pedagogical documentation and its relation to everyday activities in early years ' , Early Child Development and Care , vol. 187 , no. 11 , pp. 1611-1622 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1178637

Title: Pedagogical documentation and its relation to everyday activities in early years
Author: Rintakorpi, Kati; Reunamo, Jyrki
Contributor organization: University of Helsinki
Department of Education
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Early Child Development and Care
ISSN: 0300-4430
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1178637
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308973
Abstract: Documentation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions has been developed for decades in various contexts. Today, documentation is preferred as an inclusive method of evaluating, planning, and developing ECEC in the curricula of many countries. Qualitative research on documentation has increased in past years, but quantitative research on the connections between documentation and ECEC practice has remained behind. We will present a study in which a total of 2889 children, 194 kindergartens and preschools, and 179 teams of ECEC educators in 13 municipalities in Finland participated. On the basis of our quantitative analysis, we argue that documentation is inherently connected with child-centred and carefully planned ECEC practices and the children's participation, well-being, and ability to learn. One of our main findings is that documentation is not yet fully exploited in the Finnish ECEC. As a result, we encourage ECEC officers and educators to develop documentation further.
Subject: Pedagogical documentation
early childhood education
quantitative study
Finland
participation
EARLY-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
CHILDRENS
516 Educational sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
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