Elena Soboleva

Embracing Diversity through Pedagogical Documentation in the Early Years

Teachers often focus on stages and ages to ensure that their practice is developmentally appropriate. However, these stages represent universal features that are applicable to all children and ignore the widespread diversity. Consequently, children get assessed against simplistic levels of learning. In this talk, we’ll explore how pedagogical documentation can be used as an alternative evaluation strategy and reflect diversity.

Elena is a teacher who has been working in early years education for 10 years. She studied linguistics in Moscow, English philology in Barcelona, and alternative education in the Netherlands. She also holds Cambridge CELTA, CELTYL, and DELTA.