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ERIC Number: EJ1059218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Four- to Six-Year-Old Children Using Photographs as Sources of Information about Space
Kilia, Maria; Zacharos, Konstantinos; Ravanis, Konstantinos
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v23 n2 p164-182 2015
Do early childhood education children comprehend photographs as spatial representations and are they able to use them to obtain information about space? Can they identify the location where the shooting was done? Can they use photographs to identify the positions where objects are located? These are the research questions that this article aims to investigate making a first qualitative approach. The photographs used during the research depicting a long hallway at the children's preschool, taken from two different angles. The research sample consisted of 18 children aged four- to six-years-old attending a Greek public preschool. The individual interviews with the children highlighted their ability to use photographs as sources of information about space. More specifically, the children of the sample identified from the photographs spaces known to them, and some of them were able to identify their location in the photographs and the location from where the photographs were taken. Finally, a smaller number of children were able to use photographs as a 'map' to track objects in a real space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece