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Critiquing Documentation and Curriculum Approaches Assignment

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Critiquing documentationand curriculum approaches
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1Describe each documentation method and curriculum approach in relation to early childhoodeducation and care.......................................................................................................................2Documentation method and curriculum approach relates to educational theories orphilosophies.................................................................................................................................4Critique the documentation methods and curriculum approaches and the effectiveness of theiruse in early childhood practice....................................................................................................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONDocumentation and curriculum approaches are consider as an important role indetermining learning activities of the early childhood education and care as well. In this,documentation refer to the records and and plan which prepare by the practitioner with thepurpose of analyzing children behaviorAdams, Monahan and Wills, (2015). On the other side,curriculum approaches help in determining the ways to provide education and social values aswell. With the assistance of this practitioner can easily evaluate the specific area of developmentof children. Present report is based on different documentation methods and curriculumapproaches in relation to educational theories.Identify and examine 2 documentation methods and 2 curriculum approachesCurriculum approaches refers to the way of the developing knowledge of individual insystematic manner. It is considered as an entire program which guides children to learn everysubject in easy format. It can be said that curriculum approaches plays essential role in the life ofevery children as it teaches them in the initial phase of their life. Hence, it is required by theparents as well as teacher to choose best curriculum approach so that child can have bright careerin future. Below mentioned are two essential curriculum approaches which contributes inlearning phase of the child appropriately.Play based curriculum:This approach emphasizes on teaching children by involving playfulactivities which develops their interest in learning matter. It can be said that children learnseasily when they are involved in the play as it teaches them in playful manner. Play basedexperiences contributes in engaging children's involvement in the activity for longer duration.That results in enhancing knowledge of the child without consuming much time. For example:When children play with toys they learns about the different types of shapes and sizes of toy.Along with this, while sharing of the toys with other children in school, they learn about basicessential values which develops them as the positive human beingArthur, Davison and Stow,(2014)Project approach:It is one among best approach of learning that is beneficial for children'scareer. This curriculum approach states that children can learn effectively by working on singleproject which involves knowledge on different culture and education present in surrounding. Itcan be said that children are curious by nature which develops their interest in the assigned work.It engage them in the same task for long duration. For instance: If a project is assigned to1
children on plant then it will increase natural curiosity and influences various activities ofchildren like interactions with team mates, questions, problem solving and so on. This developstheir skill and knowledgeDocumentation consider as an important role in improving person learning because itsupport to making plan and evaluation for attaining quality outcomes. In context of children,documentation is also vital to provide them better learning and education for making them ableto understand all the activities that performed in surrounding. Mainly, it provide information andevidence in a record format about the children activity and event as well. It provide guidance tochildren and their parents too to improve their learning activities. As it also includes variousmethods to make the documentation appropriateArthur and et. al., (2017). In this, twodocumentation methods are consider as important because it help in providing relevant and in-depth information about children learning. Running records and Learning stories are moreimportant methods which help early children to improve cycle of planning, observing, reflectingand evaluating. By this parents and teacher can easily understand children behaviour.Running records:It is an important method of documentation which refer to the aspectof capturing what children understand towards the reading process. It help in evaluating thinkingof children. Along with this, it also may contributes in determining that what the child is able todo, learn in period of time(McPhail, 2016).A running records is not for recording right andwrong words but also observe the behaviour and thinking of children. With the properinformation, parents and teacher can easily analyse the behaviour and response of children.Learning stories:It is also consider as an important document which focus on importantand specific part of children's learning. Mainly, these are based on the past tense and includessubjective language to add context in order to make interpretation visibleBerliner and Kolko,(2016). With the use of this methods, children's are easily learn new things and also improvetheir knowledge. In addition of this, learning story is consider as an record of what a teacher hasseen a child. Early childhood documentation can be determine that what the child have learnedand how does they happening.Describe each documentation method and curriculum approach in relation to early childhoodeducation and careEarly childhood education and care is considered as one of the most important part ofevery children's life as it directly impacts on their career growth. It can be said that chosen2
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