This study explored how children’s drawings reveal prior knowledge Filipino children have for science words commonly found in grade I science textbooks before entering grade I. They were asked to draw and explain their concepts. Chi square tests and ANOVA tests were made to find patterns of conceptions considering the variables in the study. The children showed beginnings of awareness, especially in words related to their direct experiences. Most children could not give a precise definition of terms, but they can give explanations, examples and make drawings about science concepts.
Differences were found in abilities to give explanations and give examples among boys and girls; among children who have attended preschool or not; and among those whose parents have gone through different levels of education. All children were able to express themselves in drawings. Children’s drawings were found to express more understanding about certain concepts they cannot explain in words.
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.