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Thinking and Learning Through Drawing

Thinking and Learning Through Drawing
In Primary Classrooms

  • Gill Hope - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

September 2008 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Children use drawing as a means through which they create, develop, communicate, and record their thoughts and ideas. Whether it's to play, or to express feelings and meaning, drawing enables them to learn about the world, explore their imaginations, and to invent and present new ideas.

With an extensive background in teaching and researching children's uses of drawing, Gill Hope describes the ways in which multiple forms of drawing are used by elementary school children. She explains why it should be actively promoted as a means of supporting thinking and learning across a wide range of subject areas, and provides practical support for teachers.

Demonstrating the importance of drawing, and combining a thematic approach with practical guidance, this informative and enjoyable book:
  • Widens teachers' understanding of the multiple uses of drawing
  • Shows how children can be guided to use it to support thinking and learning
  • Explores the range of applications in which drawing can be used across all areas of the curriculum
  • Looks to the future and at the ever increasing importance of graphic literacy
Providing fresh insight into the uses of drawing as a powerful tool which supports children's thinking and learning, this book will be of interest to everyone involved in the development of children's capabilities, including teachers, student teachers, and teaching assistants.

Introduction: Drawing to think
Drawing to play
Drawing to mean
Drawing to feel
Drawing to see
Drawing to know
Drawing to design
Fianle: Drawing to conclusions

'The text is clear and accessible and gives a fascinating overview of how drawing can help children to learn and understand the thinking of others…It is highly recommended for all students and practitioners interested in understanding more about how children express their ideas and theories about the world' - Early Years Update

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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