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Drawing as Thinking: Joy

This Drawing as Thinking series has been developed in response to an online conversation with Debi Keyte-Hartland. Each module in this five-part series invites educators to re-visit their assumptions and beliefs about children’s drawing, and to apply their insights uniquely to their work with young children.

In this final module of Drawing as Thinking, Debi invites us to consider what motivates children to draw. She prompts us to think about the pleasure children experience through drawing and the ways educators can support children’s joy, learning, and stories through drawing.

In Module 5 of this series, we critically consider:

  • What makes drawing joyful to children.
  • Ways educators can motivate children to draw.
  • Drawing as an expression of democracy.

Debi Keyte-Hartland is an early years expert and TedX speaker with over 25 years of experience working across the United Kingdom in schools and with educational organizations. She has worked internationally with schools in China, Singapore, Brazil, Switzerland, Norway, Senegal, and Sweden.

This module includes:

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Four video presentations
  3. Two reflective activities for individual and/or group refection
  4. Bonus video featuring drawing with loose parts
  5. Additional information, resources, and sources for further study
  6. Certificate of participation
  7. Lifetime access

All reflective activities and supplementary materials in this module are downloadable.

How much time does this module take?

This module offers 60-90 minutes of professional learning.

Modules may be shared with educators in a single time block or broken into smaller time chunks to guide professional learning over time. Modules may also be offered using a hybrid approach (e.g., videos and initial reflections accessed online individually at times convenient to each participant; then discussed in synchronous time as a group in-person or online.)

The amount of professional learning time will depend on variables set by individuals and/or facilitator:

  • Whether all or only some of the components of this module are accessed and discussed in synchronous time with others.
  • The amount of reflection time the facilitator allows in large or small group discussions.
  • Whether none, some, or all the additional resources in the supplementary materials are accessed.
  • The number of participants who engage in this professional learning together in synchronous time.

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