The development and testing of a structural equation model of symbolic functioning : a study of grade one children's working style, drawing, clay modeling and storytelling / Graeme Sullivan
- Sullivan, Graeme, 1951-
- Additional Titles:
- Study of grade one children's working style, drawing, clay modeling and storytelling
- [Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio State University, Department of Art Education, 1984.
- Physical Description:
- 1 volume (69 pages) : illustrations ; 28 cm
- "Recent research in the psychology of art has given new insight into children's creative and imaginative abilities and the diverse patterns of expressive skills used in working with different media. Studies conducted at Harvard University suggest that there exists two basic 'cognitive styles' that describe children's way of working with media such as drawing, clay modelling, play and storytelling. The use of media that engage both visual and verbal capacities allows comparisons to be made regarding the way a variety of symbol systems act as a means of expression and communication for children. The possibility that children possess characteristic working styles when using symbolic media offers promising educational implications concerning the relationship between discipline areas. It is important that studies that seek to explain further the diverse paths of individual development and give support to cognitive significance of the arts continue to be conducted. In this study a model of children's symbolic functioning across media will be proposed and tested. This model draws its theoretical basis from a contemporary research program, Harvard Project Zero. The data generated for the subsequent testing of the model will be based on a sample of drawing, clay modelling and storytelling products produced by 200 Grade One children from the Columbus public school district."
- Spiral bound.
"Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Arthur Efland."
"Dissertation Committee: Dr. Arthur Efland, Dr. Robert MacCallum, Dr. Nancy MacGregor, Dr. Kenneth Marantz."
- Bibliography Note:
- Bibliographic references: pages 68-69.
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