Documenting children’s learning


By Angela Chng

Documenting children’s learning is a resource for students and new educators who are grappling with the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ of documenting children’s learning. For more experienced educators who may be rethinking what they currently do, this book will be useful for thinking through some of the issues many face with documenting.



The information presented in the book is underpinned by the principles of quality not quantity and that there is no one formula or right way to document children’s learning. The book unpacks the complexity of documenting, including:

  • regulations and frameworks that guide our work
  • understanding children and accountability
  • digital documentation
  • being intentional
  • families’ involvement
  • maintaining professionality
  • being an advocate.

These discussion topics are explored and include wise words from three experienced directors; Michelle Healey, Donna Morley and Marianna Georgiadis, from three KU services in Sydney, Australia. This book provides space for educators to think and engage with colleagues about what they document, why they document, how they document and for whom they document.

About the Research in Practice Series:

The Research in Practice Series is published four times each year by Early Childhood Australia.

The Research in Practice Series is a practical, easy-to-read resource, offering effective new approaches for those challenging issues which arise in the care and education of young children. Each issue explores current and emerging research on a specialised topic within early childhood education and care and translates it into practical case studies, ideas and strategies for modern pedagogical practices.

Each issue can be purchased individually, or subscribe to receive a publication every quarter. Additionally, all subscribers to the Research in Practice Series receive access to specially developed presentations designed to take learning further, perfect to be shared during team meetings. To learn more about subscribing, click here. 

Additional information

Weight 0.084 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17.6 cm



Paperback, e-version

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