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ERIC Number: EJ1098811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Where Is My Attention? Children's Metaknowledge Expressed through Drawings
Pezzica, Sara; Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia; Vezzani, Claudio
Educational Psychology, v36 n4 p616-637 2016
The aim of the present research is to assess the developmental pattern of the metacognitive knowledge of attention in Italian primary school students. Data were collected from 95 pupils divided into two age groups: the first (6-8 years) and second primary school cycles (8-10 years). The children were asked to perform two specific thematic drawings on attention vs. inattention in the school context. The drawings were coded on the basis of the Children's Awareness of Attention through Drawing, consisting of five scales which explore the behavioural, pragmatic, cognitive, emotional and social awareness of attention. The analysis of the thematic drawings reveals that from the early years of primary school, children are aware of some components of attention: behavioural awareness, pragmatic awareness and social awareness. Other components are instead acquired as of the age of eight.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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