College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
This is an investigation sought to identify developmentally appropriate teaching methods in drawing instruction. This study assessed the different methods in teaching the fundamentals of drawing to two groups of 5th grade classes at Our Lady of Las Vegas School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The "control" group was taught by the drawing methods presented by Edwards (1979), while the "experimental" group was taught employing standard methods. Their drawing skills were assessed using a rubric that measured their success in the following four dimensions of drawing: perspective, proportion, value and composition. The study utilized the pretest-posttest control group design (Leedy & Ormrod, 2005) with 33 students comprising the control group and 29 students comprising the experimental group. Major recommendations included (a) applying a rubric to assess objectively the drawing samples of fifth grade students, and (b) providing additional time and expertise to validate the outcomes.
Date of Award
© Mark Esguerra
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Esguerra, Mark, "An Investigation of Developmentally Appropriate Methods in Teaching Drawing" (2006). Student Publications. 293.