Understanding Irish Politics Through Student Drawings
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This paper forms part of an ongoing research project using the technique of freehand drawing to study how students entering university in Ireland perceive the state of Irish politics and the wider society. By sidestepping the cognitive verbal processing routes through the use of freehand drawing, we find that students tend to present a more holistic, integrated and clearer understanding of the pertinent issues from their perspective.
Feeney, S., Hogan, J. and Donnelly, P.F. (2013) What Stick Figures/People Tell Me about Irish Politics. 6th Annual Political Studies Association/British International Studies Association Learning and Teaching Conference. London, England (September, 2013).