How to use Learning Stories for Assessment (WEST AUCKLAND)

13:00:00 to 17:00:00
Ranui Community Centre 474 Swanson Road, Ranui, Auckland 0612, Auckland, New Zealand

How to use Learning Stories for Assessment

Assessment in Early Childhood Education has more than one purpose, and teachers have more than one type of assessment to choose from, depending on what they concentrate on. However, as the revised curriculum, Te Whāriki, sets out, children’s learning is the core purpose. “Kaiako use assessment to find out about what children know and can do, what interests them, how they are progressing, what new learning opportunities are presented and where additional support may be required” (MoE, 2017).

Capturing children’s development and learning over time requires teachers’ attention and critical thinking and involves a range of methods. Learning Stories can assist teachers to make learning visible and is a valuable assessment method. Learning Stories can convey so much meaning and information as well as different perspectives.

This workshop will explain –

  • The Purpose of Assessment
  • Key Characteristics of good assessment
  • How to write effective Learning Stories
  • How to convey a variety of perspectives within the assessment

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to practise how to use different perspectives in writing Learning Stories and how to interweave Te Whāriki’s Principles and Strands.

Facilitator: Katina Beauchamp


  • All workshops are half-day (four hours)
  • Each workshop costs: $130+GST (ECC members), $150+GST (non-members)
  • The ECC reserves the right to cancel workshops a week prior to the scheduled date if there are insufficient registration number
  • There will be a 10% administration fee for any cancellation
  • No refunds with cancellations within 24 hours of workshop