My name is Milla Mikkola, I’m a CoFounder of Kindiedays, a digital solution developed to support quality Early Childhood Education. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services with a Kindergarten Teacher qualification. I have worked as a teacher and a manager in kindergartens in Finland implementing the National Curriculum Guidelines on early childhood education. I have been planning, implementing and guiding teachers in Finnish early childhood pedagogy.
26 February 2019 | 15:30 - 16:00 | English | The Importance of Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood Education
Pedagogical documentation places the child as a competent contributor to their own learning assessment. While traditional child assessment practices rely on using checklists and classifying children into predetermined categories, pedagogical documentation makes children's multiple ways of learning open for interpretation and dialogue. I will be discussing how children's learning processes are made visible by pedagogical documentation, and what kind of role the educator, child and parents play in the process.