• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Finale: Drawing to Conclusions
Finale: Drawing to conclusions

The aim of this book has been to act as a stimulus to further thought, not to be an encyclopedia of drawing practice and possibilities. The intent has been to outline, discuss, suggest and argue for the use of drawing by children as a medium for exploration, generation, development, expression and communication across wide areas of representational and symbolic activity. These have not fitted tidily into curriculum subject areas and even some with well-known identities such as mathematics have had their boundaries stretched to meet with art, cartography and pattern-making. If readers think, ‘What about …?’ then so much the better.

The subject of drawing has been examined and explored through viewing its different ‘dimensions’ and how as a ...

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