Young children’s experience of visual displays of their artwork

Boone, Danielle J. (2008) Young children’s experience of visual displays of their artwork. Australian Art Education, 31 (2), 22-45, 31(22), pp. 22-45.

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The practice of displaying children's artwork in early childhood classrooms poses a number of questions about the child and his or her visual artwork. This paper focuses on young children’s experiences with the display of their own visual artwork. Following Giorgi's (1985a; 1985b) approach to conducting phenomenological psychological research, 13 children between the ages of 4 and 6 years attending an independent school outside metropolitan Detroit, Michigan (USA) participated in semi-structured interviews as a way of uncovering their lived experiences of seeing their artwork displayed. The study yielded 12 essential themes and from these three key issues and their implications for early childhood art education are explored.

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ID Code: 27557
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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For further information, please contact the author:

Dr Danielle Twigg,
Faculty of Education,
School of Education and Professional Studies,
176 Messines Ridge Road,

Telephone +61 (0) 7 3735 1021.
Room: M10_4.02C,
Griffith University - Mount Gravatt,

Keywords: art education, phenomenology
ISSN: 1032-1942.
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 the author.
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2009 04:53
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:02

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