ERIC Number: ED493242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Making Sense of Children's Drawings
Anning, Angela; Ring, Kathy
Open University Press
This book explores how young children learn to draw and draw to learn, at home and school. It provides support for practitioners in developing a pedagogy of drawing in Art and Design and across the curriculum and provide advice for parents about how to make sense of their children's drawings. This book is enlivened with the real drawings of seven young children, collected over three years. These drawings stimulated dialogues with the children, parents and practitioners whose voices are reported in the book. The book makes a powerful argument to radically re-think the role of drawing in young children's construction of meaning, communication and sense of identity. It provides insights into the influence of media and consumerism, as reflected in popular visual imagery, and on gender identity formation in young children. This book contains the following nine chapters: (1) Young children making meaning at home and school; (2) Young children learning to draw; (3) Overview of the project; (4) Luke's story; (5) Simon's story; (6) Holly's story; (7) Lianne's story; (8) Themes from the seven children's drawings; and (9) Implications.
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Imagery, Childrens Art, Young Children, Freehand Drawing, Art Education, Child Development, Case Studies, Creativity
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Parents; Students; Practitioners
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