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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 Design
Drawing to design

Piaget, apparently, said that to understand is to invent. The area of drawing within this dimension (‘Drawing to design’) is to explain the role of drawing for design, invention and innovation. Although the starting point in this chapter and the examples given within it are mostly from design and technology lessons, the use of drawing for inventive thinking includes areas of science and art, as well as all uses of drawing for planning. Developing pupils' meta-cognition is of importance far beyond the confines of the design and technology curriculum but the subject is ideally placed to develop these skills (Kimbell and Perry, 2001). Straddling the arts and the sciences, using techniques, skills and knowledge from both sides of the traditional ...

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