Listening 'is a quality of mind' (Rinaldi 2006 p. 65-66). This workshop delves deeper into the ideas around documentation as a disposition and an interpersonal subjective research process that shapes the identity of both children and teachers. Participants will be able to discuss their successes and challenges, share documentation and gain insights into the worlds of children, and colleagues. By presenting children’s ideas and discussing this with others, a way forward for learning is found collectively. Documentation is experienced as co-constructing knowledge, asking questions, engaging in dialogue, growing understanding, provoking thought and reflecting critically.
Session 1 - 2 hours
  • Building from the known
  • Burning questions
  • Challenges encountered personally, and within teams
  • Strategies developed
  • Documentation needs theory

Session 2 - 2 hours
  • Documentation values children’s voices
  • Making time for documentation
  • Deciding what to document and when

Session 3 - 2 hours
  • Deciding what forms of documentation to use
  • Involving families and children in pedagogical documentation
  • Ethics of documentation

Session 4 - 2 hours
  • Using documentation to inform an emergent and inquiry-based programme
  • Questions, tensions surrounding pedagogical documentation
  • Reflection
  • Ways to incorporate new learning
  • Experience documentation as a tool for research, learning and reflection
  • Gain deeper insight into the multiple purposes of documentation
  • Consider the ethics of documentation
  • Deepen understanding of the different ways learning can be interpreted and made visible
A Padlet with resources will be shared with participants.
This workshop is best suited for teachers and school leaders who have participated in part 1 of the Chapters Workshop Documenting Learning in the Early Years.
Child centred learning has been Anne's passion for more than 25 years. Anne has worked in schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland, where she took on various positions such as team leader, PYP coordinator and director. Anne used to work at the Canadian International School (Singapore) where she was part of the team that took the school to IB authorisation Anne has been an IB workshop leader since 2005, sharing her passion for young children and play with educators in international schools.

Anne joined Eton House International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centred on young children's competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At Eton House, she first combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, Anne became the Director of this school.

In August 2011, Anne moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern(ISZL). At ISZL, she supported the development of a new vision for learning and teaching in the early years. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning visible to others.

Anne moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. This has given her the opportunity to collaborate for two years with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She has been working on the IB PYP review focusing on learner agency, early years, inquiry and several aspects of 'the learning community'. Anne still works for the IB workshop leader and collaborates with international schools as an independent educational consultant. From May 2019 to May 2022, Anne has worked alongside 4 and 5-year-olds at an inner city, IB PYP school in her hometown The Hague. She recently joined a new PYP candidate school as the PYP coordinator and vice principal.

15th, 22nd, 29th April & 6th May 2023

Each Session is for 2 Hours
New York 2:00 am | London 7:00 am | Zurich 8:00 am | Dubai 10:00 am | India 11:30 am | Hong Kong 2:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 375 Per Participant for a Group of 8
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.