Authentic Assessment: Using Documentation to Make L

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Course ID: Jewish Education 40247
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Education (Undergraduate), Jewish Education (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

The assessment of learning in programs for young children is receiving a lot of scrutiny both within the education community and in society at large. The documentation process is used for the purpose of the assessment of learning in context (which is considered the most accurate in determining children’s acquisition of knowledge) as well as evaluating the development of thinking skills and dispositions which further learning. In this course, we will examine the use of documentation as it is currently understood as an assessment tool in early education. Specifically, we will explore the fundamental aspects of documentation, the theoretical bases behind its design, how it is used in early childhood education settings, and practical issues of its implementation.