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ERIC Number: EJ1003009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Turkish Children's Drawing of Nature in a Certain Way: Range of Mountains in the Back, the Sun, Couple of Clouds, a River Rising from the Mountains
Ulker, Riza
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n4 p3173-3180 Aut 2012
This study reveals that Turkish kindergarten through 8th Grade (K-8) students draw nature pictures in a certain way; range of mountains in the background, a sun, a couple of clouds, a river rising from the mountains. There are similarities in the K-8 students' nature drawings in the way these nature items are organized on a drawing paper. We conducted a sample study (n=263) of Turkish children aged 6-14 years (Grades K-8). Children were asked, "Please draw a nature picture on the blank white paper in front of you" and each child made a drawing of nature. Results showed that the overwhelming majority of Turkish K-8 students drew nature in a certain way; range of mountains in the back, sun, a couple of clouds, a river rising from the mountains. There was no study performed before to examine Turkish Children's drawings of nature. Future research is needed to explore this phenomenon with different age groups. In what age Turkish children start drawing nature in a certain way? In what age Turkish children stop drawing nature in this certain way? Or do they ever stop? (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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