The in-depth approach: Young children artistic learning in the context of museum environment and other cultural settings.
Place of publicationUSA
SourceMaking meaning: Constructing Multimodal perspectives of Languages, Literacy and Learning through Arts-Based Early Childhood Education.
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In this chapter, we explore children's art learning in different museum environments (archaeological, contemporary, craft) using the in-depth approach. Basic elements of this approach include the child, chorotopos (space/place), the teacher, and time. Our research involves teachers and young children from Greece (area of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece) and Cyprus (Lefkosia) and suggests that children's contact with a range of art exhibits in museums and other cultural settings is an important part of children's educational meaning making experiences if appropriate approaches and methods are used.