Evaluating and Analysis of learning, what does that mean?
You are looking back at your data collection through the observations and you are reflecting and evaluating on your data.
Use Positive Language , be Factual Relevant, include details of direct quotes and information about the context of your observations and Avoid being subjective.
The analysis and Evaluation period is a way of ensuring educators’ critically reflect on the effectiveness of their planning and implementation of curriculum for children’s learning as part of the planning cycle, both for and with children
It is important for Educators to consider how meaningful and effective the plans have been for children’s learning development and use critical reflection to consider ‘What worked well and why?’, ‘What will I do differently next time?’ and ‘How can I further extend children’s learning?’. As the educator briefly reflects and interprets what you have just observed with being able to identify strengths, interests, needs, developmental skill, emotional state, potential. Recall and reflect upon the EYLF outcomes as well as the primary developmental areas of social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language and creative.
Critical reflection is a powerful tool for educators to consider the learning possibilities moving forward (pedagogical decision). Educators’ evaluations also identify areas for information that will be shared with colleagues and professional learning, that will improve curriculum processes and practices.
1st stage at the beginning of cycle.
Consider when evaluating and analysing:
- What strategies and interests have you been able to identify through your data collection?
- Once the data has been analysed and summarised, think about as the educator; How can I further support and extend the child/ren's interests, strengths, learning journey?
- What future learning experiences can I include into the curriculum plan that will challenge the child's abilities?
- Is there anything through these observations that concerns you regarding the child's developmental perspective? What can I do to support the child's learning in this area? Who do I need to speak to about this?
2nd stage of analysis cycle stage:
How this looks in practice:
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