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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 Know
Drawing to know

The fifth dimension of drawing to be explored, Drawing to know, is the use of drawing as a way of mapping relationships, whether physical or abstract, geographical (cartographic), mathematical (for example, geometrical and topological) or scientific, enabling the sorting and classification of observations, ideas and concepts about the physical world and supporting the development of cognitive schema to construct broader conceptual relationships. This mapping of the perceived world includes the use of drawing to model abstract ideas and relationships as well as using drawing to explore and represent the position of objects in space.

On the surface, this requires a very different sort of understanding of the role of drawing from that explored in the previous dimensions, ‘Drawing to see’, that ...

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