ERIC Number: EJ663353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Understanding of the Knowledge Prerequisites of Drawing and Pretending.
Richert, Rebekah A.; Lillard, Angeline S.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n6 p1004-15 Nov 2002
This study examined whether 4- to 8-year-olds considered knowledge prerequisites for pretending and drawing. Children were asked if an artist (actor) who did not know what something was, yet whose drawing (behavior) resembled it, was actually drawing it (pretending to be it). Children performed similarly on pretending and drawing questions. Performance improved when protagonist's view was emphasized. Knowledge relating to producing external representations increased from age 4 to 8. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A