This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 7,
Author(s): Mehmet Buldu, ' Making Learning Visible in Kindergarten Classrooms: Pedagogical
Documentation as a Formative Assessment Technique', Pages 1439-1449, Copyright Elsevier (October 2010).
Pedagogical documentation is a formative assessment technique and instructional intervention designed to increase student learning by recording children’s experiences.
The current study investigated interactions between pedagogical documentation and kindergarten children, families and teachers in the UAE.
The study sample comprised six teachers in six kindergarten classrooms, 141 kindergarten children and 67 parents.
The major data-gathering techniques were participant observation, semi-structured individual interviews, focus group interviews and parent questionnaire.
The findings showed that pedagogical documentation has the potential to improve children’s learning, contribute to teachers’ awareness of learning processes and help parents gain a better understanding of learning processes in their children’s education.