Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood: Meaning-Making and Children's Drawing

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood: Meaning-Making and Children's Drawing

by Susan Wright
     
 

How can we understand young children’s development in greater depth? How do they view the world around them, and what do they think the future might look like?

Creativity in early childhood is an area of fascination for all those working with young children, and Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood investigates why children create, and what their

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Overview

How can we understand young children’s development in greater depth? How do they view the world around them, and what do they think the future might look like?

Creativity in early childhood is an area of fascination for all those working with young children, and Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood investigates why children create, and what their creations mean. Chapters describe the processes and depict the outcomes of meaning-making, and of making room for children’s voices through the open-ended activity of drawing.

Issues examined include:

  • the increasingly popular use of multi-modal texts
  • links between creativity and literacy
  • the importance of art in early childhood
  • concrete examples of children’s meaning-making

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847875266
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/03/2010
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Author

List of Figures and Tables

1 Creativity: Meaning-making and Representation 1

2 Surfacing the Voices of Children: The Role of the Interlocutor 25

3 Intratextuality in Drawing-Telling 53

4 Drawing and Embodiment 77

5 Intertextuality: Borrowing with a Personal Stamp 109

6 Ancient Forms → New Worlds 137

7 Implications for Teaching 165

References 179

Author Index 185

Subject Index 186

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