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ERIC Number: EJ939121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
The Artistic Expression of Kindergarten Children after a "Guided" Teaching Approach
Arapaki, Xenia; Zafrana, Maria
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v12 n2 p43-58 2004
This study describes the results of an empirical research project concerning the artistic abilities of children aged 4, 5 and 6 years and their development, when these children make drawings within a "guided" teaching intervention. This research is based on an operational use of Luquet's ideas, which have been used, not only as a descriptive and explanatory framework, but also as a synthetic teaching tool. The main characteristics of the proposed teaching intervention are: a) the conceptual approach of the teaching content, b) the use of alternative artistic activities in relation to drawing and c) the use of narration/observation/discussion as a unified pattern in teaching activity. The results presented show that the proposed teaching intervention provides improved drawing results in relation to the artistic results of the children who attended the traditional "natural" teaching approach. It is claimed that the cognitive development of the children who attended the "guided" teaching programme happens at a faster rate, since the approach of satisfying artistic abilities is achieved sooner than the age period at which this would occur if no interventions took place in the children's natural development. (Contains 3 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece