Wendy Lee's Learning Stories in Practice: Being Fair

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 22 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4ci

This is the third in a series of 10 webinars in 2020 by learning stories luminary, Wendy Lee from New Zealand. Each webinar will cover a chapter in the inspiring new book, co-written with Margaret Carr, called Learning Stories in Practice.

"We will listen to Jason’s helicopter stories and offer our own in exchange. In this evolving classroom drama every revelation is necessary and equally important, for our goal is more than fantasy. It is fairness."(Vivian Gussin Paley, 1990: xii)

This webinar will cover:

  • Learning environments can be not fair
  • A learning disposition is about being ready, willing and able to learn: being willing is about the learning environment and the OTL (opportunity to learn)
  • Learning Stories will recognise the person.

Plus a teacher question: Is there a key feature of Learning Stories assessments that tests can’t do?

About The Book

The seminal work on Learning Stories by Professor Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee was first published by SAGE in 2001. That widely acclaimed approach to assessment has since gained a huge international following.

Wendy's new book, "Learning Stories in Practice," features a variety of examples of real-life learning stories from around the world. It provides clear, practical advice on how to initiate and create learning stories and why they are valuable. The authors show readers how to write stories that capture the excitement of each young child’s journey through the early years and how to develop a deep professional understanding of the learning that takes place during this time in their lives. You can buy the book here.

If you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording after the event.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

12 March 2020 – 12 March 2020

Further information

Contact: Alick Draper

 (0800) 233 822