Influence of Experience on Model Making of “House” by Elementary School 2nd to 3rd Graders: Difference in Security Sense Depending on Existence of Experience
This paper aims to consider the influence of experience on modeling of “house”. As a method, we held the workshops of modeling a secure house at 1/20 scale. In the first year, we held with second graders (31 persons) of elementary school. In the second year, we held with third graders (32 persons). Half of the third graders experienced the workshop at first year. As analysis, we focus on setting, floor level, kind of structure, covering way and landscape in a model, and classified respectively. Moreover, we analyzed children’s description with KJ method. As a result, the experienced children tended to make rah-men structure houses and window, and write descriptions related to daily life. The inexperienced children tended to make tent structure models, use coverings roughly and write descriptions about isolation from the exterior. Demanding low-level floor and stable structure as the most important elements in inner space was common among all the children. In conclusion, we can say that the experience of space creation influences the expression of security sense.
KeywordsModel making Children Workshop
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