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Documentation, assessment and development of the educational activities in preschool

Research project This project focuses on the educational work with systematic evaluation of activities in preschool. It is about how to follow-up, document and analyse children´s development and learning, as well as how to evaluate the teaching and activities that are offered children. A special interest is on how these two parts are put in relation to each other, and how it can contribute to development of activities with good learning conditions for all children.

Research questions: 1) How do teachers understand the work with documentation, assessment and development in preschool and how can it be achieved systematically under existing circumstances? 2) How is documentation and analysis of children´s learning and development related to assessment of the teaching practice? 3) How can the above, form the basis of development of daily activities? The study is carried out with inspiration from action research. The research questions originate from discussions with the teachers and head, and what they emphasised as important for improvement in this work.

Head of project

Carina Hjelmer
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2017-09-01 2019-12-31


Internally funded, Umeå School of Education, Umeå University

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Applied Educational Science Research, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research area

Educational sciences
Latest update: 2023-03-06