Signs, symbols and schemas: understanding meaning in a child’s drawings

Deguara, J. and Nutbrown, C.E. (2018) Signs, symbols and schemas: understanding meaning in a child’s drawings. International Journal of Early Years Education, 26 (1). pp. 4-23. ISSN 0966-9760



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Keywords: Drawing; schemas; meaning-making; early childhood education; young children
  • Accepted: 11 August 2017
  • Published (online): 3 October 2017
  • Published: March 2018
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 11:36
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
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