Reflections and Shadows: Ethical Issues in Pedagogical Documentation

  • Pat Tarr University of Calgary


Drawing on literature from visual sociology, research ethics, children’s rights and literature on pedagogical documentation, this paper explores the ethical issues that arise for teachers as they become teacherresearchers of and with children through the process of pedagogical documentation, a form of making children’s learning visible through the use of photographic images and texts.


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Author Biography

Pat Tarr, University of Calgary
Dr. Pat Tarr is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. With interests in early childhood education and art education, she has been researching the Reggio approach since the early 1990s. Her current research focuses on supporting teachers and student teachers in using pedagogical documentation. Pat has been a long-time contributor to Canadian Children and continues to serve on their review board.
How to Cite
Tarr, P. (2011). Reflections and Shadows: Ethical Issues in Pedagogical Documentation. Journal of Childhood Studies, 36(2), 11-16.