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University Students' Perceptions of Pedagogical Documentation: A Qualitative Research Study

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Nicole Mitchell (Creator)
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East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Ten university students attended a two week study abroad tour of the early childhood centers in Pistoia, Italy. Using a qualitative design, students participated in reflective writing activities in order to assess their understandings and perceptions regarding pedagogical documentation practices in early childhood education. Pedagogical documentation is one aspect of Reggio-inspired social constructivist practice that is becoming increasingly important in educational practices and teacher education programs as a form of curriculum development and student assessment. Findings from this study indicate that studying abroad increased students' understanding and influenced their perceptions of pedagogical documentation. These findings provide significant implications to the field of early childhood educational practice and teacher education programs embracing a social constructivist approach.  

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Date: 2010
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Early Childhood Education

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