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An international study of young people's drawings of what is inside themselves

Reiss, Michael and Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale (2002) An international study of young people's drawings of what is inside themselves. Journal of Biological Education. ISSN 0021-9266

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Abstract

What do young people know of what is inside them and how does this knowledge depend on their culture? In this study a cross-sectional approach was used involving a total of 586 pupils from 11 different countries. Young people, aged either seven years or 15 years, were given a blank piece of A4-sized paper and asked to draw what they thought was inside themselves. The resultant drawings were analysed using a seven point scale where the criterion was anatomical accuracy. However, we also tentatively suggest other ways in which such drawings may be analysed, drawing on approaches used in the disciplines of visual design and visual culture.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Biology education, Mental models, International study, Anatomy, Drawings
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009 15:51
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:25
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/295
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