Can drawing facilitate problem solving? An exploratory study

Elizabeth Lambert

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This article presents an exploratory study into the use of diagrammatic representation to aid problem-solving. It consists of a case study of one preschooler (3.9 years) who over a 12-month period was encouraged to use drawing as a way of reasoning about daily problems or issues. For this child, diagrammatic representation was found to facilitate effective reasoning as well as the use of metacognitive strategies, The implications for educational praaice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Early Childhood
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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