Analysing children’s drawings : applied imagination

Bland, Derek C. (2012) Analysing children’s drawings : applied imagination. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 35(3), pp. 235-242.

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This article centres on a research project in which freehand drawings provided a richly creative and colourful data source of children’s imagined, ideal learning environments. Issues concerning the analysis of the visual data are discussed, in particular how imaginative content was analysed and how the analytical process was dependent on an accompanying, secondary data source comprising brief, explanatory written texts.

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ID Code: 54844
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Visual research, primary students, school design, imagination
DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2012.717432
ISSN: 1743-727X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2012 04:22
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 23:47

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