華人文化脈絡下幼兒的生活經驗與繪畫表現研究: 三個國家的比較

Project: Government MinistryMinistry of Science and Technology

Project Details

Description

Based on Vygotsky’s socio-cultural-historical theories, this proposal aims to understand how preschool children from three countries, in their drawings, represent their living experience? Drawing is viewed as an interpretive activity and as a graphic language. Through participating drawing activities, children co-construct meanings with others. 171 children from 3 countries will participate in the project. Children will be recruited from the following cities: Gaoxiong city, Taiwan; Johor Bahru , Malaysia; and Jinhua city of Zhejiang Province, China. Children of 4- to 6-year-old are included. Each child will draw 4 pictures: free drawing, self-portrait, family portrait, “myself eating”. Qualitative and quantitative methods were employed to analyze drawings’ similarity and difference. Although these three cultural groups speak Mandarin Chinese and shared similar influence of Confucianism, the preliminary results indicate that the concepts of self, family members, mealtime represented in drawings are both similar and different. It may be because of diverse eco-social, political and economic differences in three cultural communities. The socialization goals of parents and educational objectives of preschools are also different in these three cultural communities. The findings will contribute to researchers’ understanding of how children of different country represent and interpret their experience in drawing. Teachers can base on the knowledge of children’s drawing to design curricula. The results can also enhance cross-country understanding for international academic communities.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2018/08/012019/07/31

Keywords

  • children’s drawing
  • children’s experience
  • graphic language
  • cross-national research

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