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ERIC Number: EJ804872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Can Drawing Facilitate Problem-Solving? An Exploratory Study
Lambert, E. Beverly
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v31 n2 p42-47 Jun 2006
This article presents an exploratory study into the use of diagrammatic representation to aid problem-solving. It consists of a case study of one preschooler (3.9 years) who over a 12-month period was encouraged to use drawing as a way of reasoning about daily problems or issues. For this child, diagrammatic representation was found to facilitate effective reasoning as well as the use of metacognitive strategies. The implications for educational practice are discussed. (Contains 4 drawings.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia