'Error's in children's drawing and writing

Mavers, D (2012) 'Error's in children's drawing and writing. In: 6th International Conference on Multimodality, 22nd-24th August 2012, Institute of Education. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

‘Errors’ are common in children’s drawing and writing. Discourses of inadequacy and shortcoming focus on what youngsters cannot do and where they ‘get it wrong’. This deficit view distracts attention from the sophistication of what they do inscribe. Viewed through the theoretical lens of ‘semiotic work’, the ‘errors’ children make becomes surprising. If text making entails principled engagement in the shaping of meaning, there is also ‘work’ in ‘errors’. Through examining the layout and spelling of an email exchange, the colouring of a drawing ‘copied’ from a picture dictionary extract and the arrows in a science worksheet, the analysis asks three questions: What count as errors? How are errors handled? How are errors evaluated?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects:4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.13 Visual Data Analysis
4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.23 Qualitative Approaches (other)
ID Code:2895
Deposited By: MODE User
Deposited On:28 Sep 2012 15:21
Last Modified:06 Nov 2012 17:22

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