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Making sense of iconic symbols: A study of preschool children conducting a refuse-sorting task.
Högskolan Kristianstad.
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2691-9731
Högskolan Kristianstad.
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. Göteborgs universitet.
2015 (English)In: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 256-274Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
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Abstract [en]

This article is part of a larger project focusing upon explanatory illustrations thatchildren encounter in pre- and primary school education. The research questionsconcerned (a) how preschool children make sense of iconic symbols when placingitems of refuse on illustrations of refuse bins in a sorting task and (b) whatstumbling blocks they encounter when interpreting these symbols. Video datawere collected with 30 children between four and five years of age. From thechildren’s verbal and non-verbal interactions, four different categories of sensemakingwere constructed: by material, by object type, by appearance and byfunction. Three stumbling blocks were identified. The first had to do with givingthe symbols a different logical meaning to the intended one; the second relatedto what materials the different refuse items were made of; the third was beingable to stick to one correct way of interpreting each symbol.

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2015. Vol. 21, no 2, p. 256-274
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environmental education, sense-making, illustrations, iconic symbols, preschool, sorting refuse
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8416DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2013.870128OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8416DiVA, id: diva2:893153
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