Children's understanding of place: Discursive constructions of the environment in children's writing and artwork about the Murray-Darling Basin

Phillip Cormack, William Green, Jo-Anne Reid

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Abstract

This chapter builds on work conducted in the 'River Literacies' project, funded by the Australian Research Council (2004-2007). It explores children's sense of place through their creative writing and artwork, in the context of the Special Forever program, which was addressed to primary schools, their teachers and their students located in and across in the Murray-Darling Basin. It explores how place and space is linked, or not, in children's emerging identities via their literacy work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Sense of Place
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Concepts and Expressions of Place through Different Senses and Lenses.
EditorsMatthew Higgins Frank Vanclay, Adam Blackshaw Adam Blackshaw
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherNational Museum of Australia
Pages57-75
Number of pages19
Edition6
ISBN (Print)9781876944513
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Cormack, P., Green, W., & Reid, J-A. (2008). Children's understanding of place: Discursive constructions of the environment in children's writing and artwork about the Murray-Darling Basin. In M. H. F. Vanclay, & A. B. A. Blackshaw (Eds.), Making Sense of Place: Exploring Concepts and Expressions of Place through Different Senses and Lenses. (6 ed., pp. 57-75). National Museum of Australia.