Abstract

Pehlivan, Hakan
Turkey
D.506 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 15:30 - 16:00, Room D1
MYTHOLOGICAL DRAWINGS FROM TURKISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
This study explores what some children in Turkey represented in drawings of mythological cave visit, how they developed them, and the significance of the drawings. We describe, analyze, and compare drawings as a whole. Description includes cave visit experience in general, how they perceive the mythological creatures and the relevant mythology, the school context and related lesson. Analysis focuses on theme, schema, color, and space usage. Conclusions include summary of lesson, discussion of what was left out of the drawings and alternative explanations which include limited drawing abilities, gender differences, outside influences, and the essence of mythological drawing and the children's drawings.
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