ERIC Number: ED195343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Orientations in Children's Drawings: Aspects of Representational Rule Use.
It has been suggested that drawings are symbolic constructions which follow certain rules. In order to investigate one aspect of representational rule use in drawing, (an object's orientation), 36 kindergarten, second, and fourth grade children were asked to draw familiar objects placed in several orientations or an orientation of their choice. The results suggest that the orientation drawn is more likely to be consistent with representational rules than with the view before the child. Analogies with another symbol system, language, are discussed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Object Orientation; Representational Competence; Representational Thinking; Rule Application
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).