Ok, so its all done and dusted..but now it need a title. Here's what I did...
I realised on practice, that children, even when presented with lots of different media (pencils, paint, pastels etc) always reached for the pencil when asked to draw an item
I taught a reconaissance (finding out) session where I gave children lots of media, and as expected the just used the pencils.
I then planned and taught a sequence of lessons in skills- one lesson for charcoal, one for pastel, one for chalks.
Finally I taught a final session, and observed whether the children would still just use pencil or also use the other materials.
So basically, I was looking at whether skills led sessions would influence whether a child would select a certain media, or stay with the 'comfortable choice' the pencil.
I need a catchy questions or statement for my dissertation but can't think of one!!
Exploring how... or Does giving children... kind of title...