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Britsch, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents initial findings from a project that explored the use of digital cameras by preschool children in classroom science investigations. Children's science experience was viewed through a multimodal, social semiotic lens. A qualitative approach to data analysis was used to track and codify the visual choices made by the child…
Descriptors: Photography, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Sunday, Kristine E. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2015
In this article, I consider the changing landscape of art education and explore potential directions for the field to situate itself within the spaces of early childhood education. I position that current understandings of child art and its use in both research and practice in the early childhood classroom are limited by a lack of connection to…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Freehand Drawing
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Kukkonen, Tiina; Chang-Kredl, Sandra – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
The ability to construct shared meaning with peers is important for young children's social and linguistic development. Previous studies have mainly focused on shared meaning-making within cooperative pretend play with little mention of other childhood activities that might promote intersubjectivity. This study investigated the group play that…
Descriptors: Play, Freehand Drawing, Preschool Children, Drama
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Burkitt, Esther; Jolley, Richard; Rose, Sarah – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2010
Concept: Few empirical studies have investigated the influence of teachers, parents and children on children's drawing experience. The current study aims to examine the attitudes and practices of these three key players that shape children's drawing experience. Method: A survey methodology was used, as typically found in previous research in this…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Teacher Influence
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Bland, Derek – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Emerging from projects that have involved working with primary school children in school-related research, this article offers suggestions of how drawing as a principal means of data gathering can be either constructive or of little value. The qualitative research projects discussed include investigations of school improvement and consideration of…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Research Methodology, Children, Qualitative Research
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Burkitt, Esther; Watling, Dawn – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2013
The present study was designed to investigate the impact of familiarity and audience age on children's self-presentation in self-drawings of happy, sad and neutral figures. Two hundred children (100 girls and 100 boys) with the average age of 8 years 2 months, ranging from 6 years 3 months to 10 years 1 month, formed two age groups and five…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Age Differences, Children, Freehand Drawing
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Wu, Li-Yuan – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Previous research on children's drawing and writing focused on children's drawing and symbolization with syllabic languages, providing little information regarding young children's symbolization in drawing with a logo language. This study investigated children's emergent writing by examining qualitatively how children's writing takes place as…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Childrens Art, Written Language, Emergent Literacy
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Den Elzen, Katrin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper examines how people find happiness and create wellbeing when confronted by extreme adversity. Utilising the Dialogical Self Theory for an analysis of published autobiographies, it investigates two case studies, Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs, and Austrian author Barbara Pachl-Eberhart, who narrates creating a fulfilled life…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Trauma
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Simon, Lia; Stokes, Patricia D. – Creativity Research Journal, 2015
An experiment involving 90 students in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades investigated how visual examples and grade (our surrogate for age) affected variability in a drawing task. The task involved using circles as the main element in a set of drawings. There were two examples: One was simple and single (a smiley face inside a circle); the other,…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Gallagher, Kay; Bataineh, Afaf – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2020
This study investigates the linguistic landscape of eight culturally-responsive, translingual picture storybooks written by bilingual Arabic-English teacher candidates for young emergent bilingual children. Drawing on linguistic content analysis methodology, the study analyses the cross-linguistic challenges teacher candidates faced in creating…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, English, Bilingualism, Childrens Literature
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Albisetti, James C. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2020
The last quarter of the nineteenth century witnessed a new but rapidly spreading perspective on the link between education and nature: middle-class philanthropists joining together to provide summer vacations in the countryside for poor, sickly, urban children. Drawing on numerous examples of such work in Europe and the United States, this essay…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
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Vendeville, Nathalie; Blanc, Nathalie; Brechet, Claire – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2015
Purpose: Studies investigating the ability of children with language impairment (LI) to infer emotions rely on verbal responses (which can be challenging for these children) and/or the selection of a card representing an emotion (which limits the response range). In contrast, a drawing task might allow a broad spectrum of responses without…
Descriptors: Children, Language Impairments, Inferences, Emotional Intelligence
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Schulte, Christopher M. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2011
Reconceptualizing the relationship between a child/subject and the adult/researcher is necessary in order to begin unraveling the possibilities entangled in children's learning practices, particularly those articulated by/through children's drawing performances. This article seeks to expand upon the complexities of researcher/subject…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Childrens Art, Learning, Performance
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Ahi, Berat – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2017
The purpose of the current study is to determine the effect of talking drawings on Turkish preschool children's mental models of the water cycle. The study was conducted in the city of Kastamonu, located in the north-west of Turkey. A total of 40 five-year-old preschool children participated in the study in the spring term of the 2015-2016 school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Burkitt, Esther; Watling, Dawn; Murray, Lucy – Infant and Child Development, 2011
The present study assessed if children would present different information in their drawings of emotion eliciting stimuli when they believed that an adult or a child audience would view their drawings. Seventy-five 6-year-olds (44 boys and 31 girls) were allocated to three groups: the reference group, the child audience group and the adult…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Audiences, Freehand Drawing, Emotional Response
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