What documentation is about and why it is important
Documenting is the systematic recording of a child’s learning and development. Documenting the different language learning pathways of the child will involve different elements, sources, and modalities. This might include visual and audio documents: pictures, drawings, photos, recordings, worksheets, and notes. Children should play an active role in the process of documenting, including being given the opportunity to reflect on what has been included, who it is shared with, and decide on what is included. This will allow children to reflect on their own learning process and progress. The documentation can take a variety of different formats and needs to consider the (development) needs of the child and align with the teaching and learning practices of the teacher or educator, as well as the framework of the class, school, and education system.