ITERS-R as a tool for improving quality in Norwegian ECEC settings: A critical reflection

Karen Marie Eid Kaarby, Cato Tandberg

Abstract


This study shows and discusses how the use of Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale–Revised (ITERS-R) can contribute to the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in physical active play and science for early childhood teachers. These items are described in ITERS-R, and a full-ended scoring procedure and results on each item-indicator yielded a nuanced picture based on 206 Norwegian kindergartens. Some of the indicators were close to cultural values, while other indicators revealed a missing awareness of PCK. We suggest that ITERS-R reveals a framework for possible quality, and that teachers need an increased awareness of PCK.


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Health & Outdoor Learning; Science Education

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