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Learning Stories in Practice

  • Margaret Carr - Waikato University, New Zealand
  • Wendy Lee - Director of the Educational Leadership Project, New Zealand


May 2019 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Featuring a variety of examples of real-life learning stories from around the world, Learning Stories in Practice by Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee provides clear, practical advice on how to initiate and create learning stories and why they are valuable. The authors show readers how to write stories that capture the excitement of each young child’s journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this time in their lives.
 
Chapter One: Introduction
 
Chapter Two: Being Formative
 
Chapter Three: Being Fair
 
Chapter Four: Recognising Powerful Frameworks
 
Chapter Five: Managing Ambiguity
 
Chapter Six: Sharing Responsibility with the Learners
 
Chapter Seven: Developing Partnerships with Families
 
Chapter Eight: Constructing Progress
 
Chapter Nine: A Learning Story Workshop

Love this book. Treats learners with respect.

Ms Jan Ashbridge
Education (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
September 27, 2019

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Chapter 1: Introduction


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Margaret Carr

Margaret Carr is a Professor of Education at the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at the University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand. Before she joined the Faculty of Education at Waikato, she was a geographer at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, where there was a strong focus by the professors on social and cultural change.  This formed a background for her interest in the role of education in society, and in Hamilton she gained a qualification in early childhood education and worked as a kindergarten teacher before becoming a lecturer in education at the university. Her PhD thesis was entitled ... More About Author

Wendy Lee

Wendy Lee is passionate about Early Childhood Education (ECE) in New Zealand and has developed a deep interest in issues related to the curriculum and leadership. She is a strong advocate for Learning Stories and the power of documentation to strengthen learner identity of children. Over the past 50 years, her career has focused on building strong, reflective and robust learning communities through her roles as teacher, unionist, lecturer, community development worker, city councillor, manager, professional development facilitator and researcher. Today, as director of the Educational Leadership Project Ltd she and her team provide training... More About Author