Frogs in the drain - children's perceptions of the tropical landscape

Sorin, Reesa, and Gordon, Iain James (2010) Frogs in the drain - children's perceptions of the tropical landscape. Etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, 9. pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

Children's perceptions of their environment carry with them into adulthood, determining their capacity to learn about and interact with their world. It is, therefore, important for children to have an informed knowledge of the role, value and function of the environment. The Arts and storytelling are ideal tools with which to glean understanding of children's knowledge of the environment and teach environmental sustainability.

Children in urban and rural settings in far north Queensland were asked to draw pictures and tell stories about the environment in which they live. This paper examines, both quantitatively and qualitatively, their creative representations of the tropical landscape.

Item ID: 16265
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: early childhood environmental education, early childhood arts education
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ISSN: 1448-2940
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 05:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori) @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) @ 30%
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