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Pedagogical Documentation: Sharing Stories of Meaning

Pedagogical Documentation: Sharing Stories of Meaning

By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. Constructivist theory in education suggests that learners are the makers of meaning. This theory is especially relevant in early learning. Meaning-making refers to the personal epistemology that learners create to help them make sense of influences, relationships and sources of knowledge in their world. Teachers create experiences for learners … Continue reading

Playing with Loose Parts: That’s How Learning Happens!

Playing with Loose Parts: That’s How Learning Happens!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Simon Nicholson, used the term loose parts in an article written in 1971. Loose parts are materials that are variable and unstructured. Nicholson maintained that children love to interact with variables in order to play, discover, invent, and experiment. In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and … Continue reading