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Collaboration and learning with drawing as a tool

Authors
Journal
Teaching and Teacher Education
0742-051X
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
34
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2013.04.001
Keywords
  • Drawing
  • Exploring Dialogues
  • Collaboration
  • Transduction
  • Learning Community
  • Learning Tool
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Education

Abstract

Abstract The aim of this paper is to examine how drawing scientific concepts and notions affects communication, learning and collaboration in a work group. Pupils in year 7 transformed notions and information from scientific formulations found in their textbooks into personal ways of drawing and then back into words, but now as verbal formulations in class presentations. The findings seemed to be 1) an increase in the use of exploring dialogues and communication and 2) an increase in collaboration which changed the groups into examples of learning communities. Drawing appears to be an underestimated yet adequate tool when teaching and learning.

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