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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.

Drawing to Feel
Drawing to feel

The third dimension of drawing to be explored in this book, ‘Drawing to feel’, encompasses the role of drawing in the development of children's affective, emotional responses to the world around them, whether this be to the external physical world, the social world or the inner personal world of their imagination. As stated in the ‘Introduction: Drawing to think’, each of the dimensions of drawing identified in this book overlap and intertwine, thus ‘Drawing to feel’ cannot be separated from other ways and forms of drawing. It would be a false assumption, therefore, for readers to think ‘Oh, this is the art chapter, then’ as if this were all that art is concerned about or that all drawings that express ...

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