Reaching for Understanding: Exploring the Potential of Four-Year-Old Children to Understand Works of Art

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This study was designed to examine how four-year-old children might be able to respond and interpret works of art. Informed by Jean Piaget's and Lev Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development, and building on Micheal Parsons' and Abigail Housen's theories of aesthetic development, the study investigated whether or not four-year-olds are able to expand their initial responses to achieve deeper levels of understanding about works of art.

Creator(s): Smith, Maria Carmen
Creation Date: May 2003
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: May 2003
  • Digitized: June 6, 2003
Description:

This study was designed to examine how four-year-old children might be able to respond and interpret works of art. Informed by Jean Piaget's and Lev Vygotsky's theories of cognitive development, and building on Micheal Parsons' and Abigail Housen's theories of aesthetic development, the study investigated whether or not four-year-olds are able to expand their initial responses to achieve deeper levels of understanding about works of art.

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Level: Doctoral
Discipline: Art Education
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Keyword(s): Art education | museum education | early childhood | young children | four-year-olds
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 53236358 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4176
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Smith, Maria Carmen
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