Authentic Assessment – What, Why, and Examples

Traditional early childhood assessments focus on what children can do in specific domains at a particular time. These assessments often rely on direct observations of children’s skills and abilities to make inferences about their learning. However, recent years have seen a shift towards more authentic forms of assessment. This type of assessment concerns what children […]

The Magic of Learning Stories

A child portraying a superhero.

Bringing Learning To Life – Why Learning Stories Like any good book, a learning story has a plot and a hero In a learning story, the hero is always the child. And instead of an epic battle in an enchanted forest, a learning story takes place in reality. It uses pictures and words to tell […]

Learning through Play with Tina Bruce

Preschool child learning through playing with stacking blocks.

The Origins and Thinking behind Play Based Learning Professor Tina Bruce is a highly respected academic and theorist in the area of play based learning and early childhood development, education and play. Her theories of play are influenced by the “creator of kindergarten” Friedrich Froebel and she has published more than 28 books in her […]

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