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GOLDBERG, Luciane Germano; YUNES, Maria Angela Mattar and FREITAS, José Vicente de. Drawing in childhood and the ecology of human development. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp. 97-106. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722005000100012.
This work is a result of reflexions on the Ecology of Human Development of Urie Bronfenbrenner associated to thoughts of Environmental Education scientists. The focus of this article is to understand the relation among perception, drawing and the concept of molar activity under the ecological perspective of Bronfenbrenner. We supposed that drawing is also a way to express with creativity the perception children have of their own environment. The importance of imagination and the potential of expression of drawing will be emphasized as a relevant tool to build knowledge and integrate experiences which are originally from different contexts. These graphic experiences are part of psychological evolution and are essential to raise sensitive and creative individuals who are able to transcend and transform reality. In order to work with these ideas we bring examples of children's drawings produced in a non governmental institution located in the extreme south of Brazil and we propose environmental education through art education.
Keywords : Children's drawing; ecology of development; art education.