Making Learning Visible: Understanding, Documenting, and Supporting Individual and Group Learning
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Propositions: From, Function, and Understanding in Learning Groups
The seven propositions presented here about how learning groups in early childhood form, function, and demonstrate understanding come from the Making Learning Visible book (2001; see pp.246-268 for further information). These propositions were identified by Reggio educators based on over thirty years of observation, documentation, and interpretation of young children's learning in Reggio classrooms. Proposition I identifies six factors that influence how learning groups form and function; Propositions II-VI describe different ways in which learning groups function; and Proposition VII lists eight indicators that learning groups are supporting and demonstrating understanding. These propositions are not fixed; they are intended to be reconsidered in each new classroom situation. We would love to hear from visitors to this site about how these propositions play out with learning groups of older students or adults and in other cultures or contexts.

One-Pager: Learning Group and Documentation Definition and Features For ease of reference, this document provides in one place the definitions and key features of a learning group and documentation.

Making Learning Visible 2004: A Map of Our Work Here we include three version of a Making Learning Visible Map that we created at the beginning of 2004 in order to reflect the work of the 2003-05 MLV Seminar members.

MLV Seminar Questions from Making Learning Visible 2004: A Map of Our Work

MLV Seminar Questions about Learning in Groups 2003 - 2006 - Coming soon!

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