Children's Views of Their Early Childhood Programmes

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: Yes

Project Abstract

This project seeks to explore what happens when children's views of the quality of the early childhood programme are gathered and used to inform decision making within curriculum. Programme evaluation in early childhood education is traditionally based upon teacher derived measures and judgements of the effectiveness or otherwise of planned teaching and learning activities. Such approaches are generally devoid of input from children about what they valued or not with respect to the curriculum experiences they encountered. By evaluating programmes from the perspectives of both teachers and children, the project aims to learn more about how sociocultural approaches to teaching, learning and assessment may become operationalised in the New Zealand early childhood centre.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Alex Gunn: Principal Investigator; School of Educational Studies and Leadership

Subject Area: Disciplines