Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom

 

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dc.contributor.author Murris, Karin S
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Robyn
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-02T07:25:07Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-15
dc.date.available 2016-09-02T07:25:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-15
dc.identifier.citation Murris, K.S. & Thompson, R., 2016, ‘Drawings as imaginative expressions of philosophical ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom’, Reading & Writing 7(2), a127. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/rw.v7i2.127. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2308-1422 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21650
dc.description.abstract This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C) literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit (2004) by Chris Wormell, giving voice to young children’s own imaginative ideas and beliefs (in this case about death). This research shows how a particular use of the community of philosophical enquiry pedagogy combined with the making of drawings necessitates a rethinking of what ‘voice’ means. We conclude that the children’s drawings bring something new into existence, thereby offering unique material and discursive opportunities for all children, including those who otherwise might not have expressed their ideas. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Special Issue Reading & Writing en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
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dc.source Reading & Writing - The Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.rw.org.za/index.php/rw
dc.subject Early Literacy
dc.subject Philosophy for Children
dc.subject Visual Literacy
dc.subject Reggio Emilia
dc.subject Children enquiring about death
dc.title Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Murris, K. S., & Thompson, R. (2006). Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom. <i>Reading & Writing - The Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21650 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Murris, Karin S, and Robyn Thompson "Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom." <i>Reading & Writing - The Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa</i> (2006) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21650 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Murris KS, Thompson R. Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom. Reading & Writing - The Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa. 2006; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21650. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AB - This article reports on a philosophy for children (P4C) literacy project in a South African foundation phase classroom that introduces an important new focus in the P4C classroom: the visualisation of philosophical ideas provoked by the picture book The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit (2004) by Chris Wormell, giving voice to young children’s own imaginative ideas and beliefs (in this case about death). This research shows how a particular use of the community of philosophical enquiry pedagogy combined with the making of drawings necessitates a rethinking of what ‘voice’ means. We conclude that the children’s drawings bring something new into existence, thereby offering unique material and discursive opportunities for all children, including those who otherwise might not have expressed their ideas. DA - 2006-07-15 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Reading & Writing - The Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa KW - Early Literacy KW - Philosophy for Children KW - Visual Literacy KW - Reggio Emilia KW - Children enquiring about death LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2006 SM - 2308-1422 T1 - Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom TI - Drawings as Imaginative Expressions of Philosophical Ideas in a Grade 2 South African literacy classroom UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21650 ER - en_ZA


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