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ERIC Number: EJ821054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Children's Drawing and Painting from a Cognitive Perspective: A Longitudinal Study
Lambert, E. Beverley
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v25 n3 p249-269 Nov 2005
This paper describes a longitudinal study undertaken with 40 pre-schoolers during their last six months in an early childhood centre and their first six months at school. The study presents an investigation of the pathways that child drawers and painters make towards representational depictions. As such its primary focus is on cognitive processes. Monthly samples of 40 children's drawings and paintings were collected over a 12-month period that included the children's transition into formal schooling. CrossTabs analysis showed that the relevant cognitive abilities tended to present in clusters and that patterning may be a serious component both in its own right, as well as in facilitating representational depictions, as previously claimed by Booth. (Contains 4 tables and 15 figures.)
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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