Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework

Jan Milikan and Stefania Giamminuti

104 Pages • P/B
ISBN 9781876138370

Researching in Reggio Emilia and Australia

Rich in enticing images and learning experiences from early years settings in Reggio Emilia (Italy) and Australia, Documentation and the Early Years Learning Framework offers students, researchers and professionals in early childhood education and care deep provocations for considering the many possibilities and intents of Documentation. Jan Millikan and Stefania Giamminuti bring to this publication their unique experiences, constructed over decades of research and engagement with the educational project of Reggio Emilia (Italy).

This book embodies the hopes for the Early Years Learning Framework
that the national consortium and the Council of Australian Government’s Working Party brought to its development. Jan and Stefania provide a
wonderful example of what it means to engage deeply with the EYLF and to bring it into conversation with other ideas and traditions in ways that invigorate and stretch our collective imaginations, and pedagogical ambitions and practices. It is work such as this that breathes life into the EYLF and makes it a learning framework that we can all ‘own’ and feel proud of as we continue to explore its possibilities.
[From the Foreword] Jennifer Sumsion, Foundation Professor of Early Childhood Education, Charles Sturt University (NSW, Australia)

This book clearly links the Early Years Learning
Framework and pedagogical documentation.
However it goes beyond simplistic understandings of both, creating an understanding that neither are mundane, instead rich and flexible driving thinking, curriculum and philosophy. It embraces the notion that the EYLF is not a set of rules, and neither is pedagogical documentation simply a present for families at the end of the year. A great eye-opener for early childhood professionals.
Janet Roberston, Outdoor Teacher,
Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre,
Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)


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