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International Journal of Art & Design Education

Teaching Children to Draw in the Infants School

Volume 14.2   1995

COX, MAUREEN V; COOKE, GRANT & GRIFFIN, DEIRDRE

 

We report an approach to the teaching of drawing in the Infants school which involves children in observing real objects set in context and discussion and negotiation with the teacher of ways in which the objects might be drawn. We also report the findings of an evaluation study which showed an improvement in the drawings when children experienced the 'negotiated drawing' approach compared with those taught in a more conventional way.