The Story of Learning – Pedagogical Documentation in Practice 2021

  • The Story of Learning – Pedagogical Documentation in Practice 2021



PMA is a UK based, internationally operating organisation providing worldwide consultancy to stand alone and start up schools, nurseries, school groups and Ministries Of Education. The organisation is sought after for its highly professional, ethical and expert support, guidance, applied expertise and innovative ideas. PMA prides itself on working with each client as unique and individual, tailoring support according to need and responding flexibly to changing circumstances. The consultancy offer is wide ranging and includes; direct, in school or nursery review and support, professional development courses, conference keynotes and specific expertise in all aspects of early childhood education and care.

Pam Mundy is currently Director of Pam Mundy Associates and a renowned international speaker, author and consultant. Pam is also a qualified CIS Team Leader, an Early Years Inspector skilled in supporting schools and settings toward and through inspections and is an Early Years/Primary Specialist. She is a passionate advocate for teaching, learning and leadership – and the significant impact that the earliest years have on children’s life, learning and their future world. She holds a variety of international Board Roles and is a Director of Ready Generations focused on the cultural and holistic life of the child, an Education Advisory Board member for NEOM, a new city in KSA and Chairs the Advisory Board for the Chatmore British International Schools in Bermuda.

Pam provides professional development, challenge, support and strategic guidance for a wide range of K-12 schools, Early Childhood settings, government agencies and Ministries of Education nationally and internationally (currently in the United States, Kazakhstan, Brunei, South America, Chile, South Korea, South East Asia, China, Africa, India, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore, Indonesia, Europe and the United Kingdom). Her focus is on early childhood leadership, learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment. Pam ensures that she spends time learning directly from children and the adults who support their learning – the most inspirational aspect of her work!

As an international Early Years consultant, working across the globe, Pam has the privilege of supporting Early Years Leaders as each country responds to the Covid 19 pandemic and the unique position of being directly involved as Nurseries and schools locked down, transitioned to online learning (a complex challenge with very young children) and now begin to return … to different interpretations of what ‘the future’ may mean! Based, as always, in practical, research-based and guidance and first-hand experience, this programme is designed to provide direct and relevant support and challenge for Early Years leader as they navigate, strive (and thrive!) in this new territory. It includes an opportunity to access individual support and ‘bolt-on’ opportunities to design in-school ‘live’ follow up sessions for Early Years Teams if requested. own lives and positively influence our students and our colleagues.

Programme Overview


Early Years
Delivery Model

A four-week programme, with a 60-minute live session each week, plus relevant follow up activities for action learning in participants’ own time will be set at the end of each session.

Additional option to book an individual one to one session and/or team meeting with Pam during or post course

  • AED 630 per delegate including VAT
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday 12th May 2021
  • Discount for group bookings of five or more staff from the same school


Dates & Times*
Face to Face Online sessions 4 hours programme (plus professional activity time) breakdown
  • Session 1: Wednesday 2nd June at 4pm
  • Session 2: Thursday 17th June at 4pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 22nd June at 4pm
  • Session 4: Tuesday 29th June at 4pm
  • 4 hours online facilitation
  • Participant self-directed activity time (based on identified aspect) during Session 3 and 4.
Times are Dubai Time and calls last 1 hour


Programme Details:

A dedicated Early Years ‘best practice’ course, tailored to both group and individual needs and rooted in inquiry focused learning, supporting EY leaders and practitioners in becoming research-based practitioner, skilled in documenting learning.

Live Sessions using ZOOM

Session 1: Where The Story Begins?

Defining pedagogical documentation – myths and legends!

Session 2: Reflect, Research, Respond…

Starting out!

Session 3: Mind Architecture?

Co-constructing the learning story…

Session 4: The Next Chapter?

Making pedagogical documentation happen!


Programme Context:

As teachers and leaders in Early Childhood learning, we are always in the role of ‘Architects of the mind’, an exciting and challenging task! Fascinated by what we see, hear and experience with the children, we are often left with a range of ‘wonderings’ about children’s responses, patterns of learning and why specific things interest and engage them!

When we REALLY listen to and observe the children, we cannot fail to find many stories to tell about their learning and written documentation is a way to tell those stories and to anchor what we do to help continue our own and the children’s journey. Pedagogical documentation is a way to capture the children’s dialogue; using their real words and include sketches, photographs and children’s own ‘productions’. It drives adult research and inspires new ideas to expand our own and the children’s thinking and makes the learning truly ‘visible’!

Using the ‘pedagogical documentation’ model, first developed in the Reggio Emilia Schools, and including the New Zealand and other international approaches, the course explores this research-based approach to co-constructing, researching and documenting children’s learning and provides practical and real examples of this approach and its impact in practice.

‘Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different than before’ Loris Malaguzzi

Who Should Attend?

Experienced Early Years teachers and Early Years leaders who already implement or aspire to implement inquiry-based learning and teaching approaches and those considering learning focused approaches to EY documentation, following individual and group learning stories and exploring the role of ‘teacher as researcher’. Please note that this course is NOT suitable for NQTs or those new to the Early Years

Intended Outcomes
  • To support delegates in understanding the concept of ‘Pedagogical documentation’ in terms of researching into children’s ongoing learning and paths of inquiry
  • To explore efficient, effective and inspiring methodologies for co-constructed learning and pedagogical documentation and how these may be used to enhance provision and practice
  • To be prepared to implement the process of ‘real time’ research in delegates’ own settings and schools


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Feedback from some of Pam’s F2F sessions.

“Pam was very inspirational, and it was clear she is knowledgeable in this area. She made sure she catered for everybody there and constantly referenced different ideas which would benefit individual needs of schools. I would highly recommend both Pam and the course to my colleagues and hope to join another course soon.”


“The course from Pam was inspirational. She provided excellent ideas and concepts and she communicated in a way which I feel are achievable in the classroom. Weaknesses: N/A. I have rated this programme as Excellent. Thank you for this fantastic day, I feel inspired to take these ideas to the classroom and to my team.”