With an extensive background in teaching and researching children's uses of drawing, Gill Hope describes the ways in which multiple forms of drawing are used by elementary school children. She explains why it should be actively promoted as a means of supporting thinking and learning across a wide range of subject areas, and provides practical support for teachers.
Demonstrating the importance of drawing, and combining a thematic approach with practical guidance, this informative and enjoyable book:
- Widens teachers' understanding of the multiple uses of drawing
- Shows how children can be guided to use it to support thinking and learning
- Explores the range of applications in which drawing can be used across all areas of the curriculum
- Looks to the future and at the ever increasing importance of graphic literacy
Providing fresh insight into the uses of drawing as a powerful tool which supports children's thinking and learning, this book will be of interest to everyone involved in the development of children's capabilities, including teachers, student teachers, and teaching assistants.