Journal article

Children as capable: daily plans in a preschool community

Leslie Gleim, Jeanne Marie Lorio, Catherine Hamm, Kirsten Sadler

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


Quality, teaching and assessment in early childhood are often steeped in developmental logic and narrow understandings of teaching and learning. Pedagogy situated in agency and complexity disrupts these taken-for-granted narratives and offers multiple ways of teaching, learning and doing. In this article, the authors offer an example of these pedagogies through daily plans. Daily plans are a process of mark-making, deep listening and engagement with children’s theories of their everyday worlds. Further, they illustrate a reciprocal relationship between child and teacher, co-participating in learning and teaching. Through daily plans, children engage as capable, pedagogical intentions are mad..

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