Using drawings to understand the causes of anger in young children

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dc.contributor.advisor Moen, Melanie Carmen
dc.contributor.postgraduate Fourie, Jennifer Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-12T09:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-12T09:37:25Z
dc.date.created 20/10/02
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description Dissertation (MEd)--University of Pretoria, 2020.
dc.description.abstract This study is set out to explore and understand the causes of anger through drawings, narrative inquiries, observations, field notes and semi-structured interviews by young learners and their teachers. The aims of the study were: 1) to explore the reasons behind learner’s anger and subsequently create an awareness of learner’s inner experiences, as well as 2) to find out how teachers deal with anger and how it can be addressed in the school setting. Little research and knowledge exist within this field. By using young learner’s drawings, the researcher investigated the causes of anger in young learners and how anger was dealt with by these learners. It is established that young learners are more open to draw what they feel rather than verbally explaining their emotions. Therefore, this study wanted to get an in-depth understanding of learner’s emotions through the medium of drawing. A qualitative approach was followed where multiple case studies were used to collect the data. The data collection strategies for this research study comprised of drawings/pictures, narrative inquiries, observations, field notes and semi-structured interviews. The findings demonstrated that it is possible to determine how learners experience different situations that cause anger as well as how these situations are understood and handled by young learners. The findings further showed that there were distinct themes that emerged from the data. The four themes that emerged from the analysis of the data were the home environment, competence, experiences of anger and bullying.
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dc.description.degree MEd
dc.description.department Early Childhood Education
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dc.identifier.other S2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78453
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2020 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Using drawings to understand the causes of anger in young children
dc.type Dissertation


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