Children's cognitive perception of their neighborhood : reading the cognitive maps of children from Al-Wihdat Palestinian Refugee Camp in Amman, Jordan

dc.contributor.author Al-Khalaileh, Eyyad
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dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Arab World Geographer (2018), available online at: https://arabworldgeographer.org/doi/abs/10.5555/1480-6800-21.4.279 en_US
dc.description.abstract In urban spaces, children constitute a major segment of those growing up there, and children illustrate their ideas on the cities they live in, how they perceive their neighborhoods as users of the urban environment. Their drawings can be seen as and interpreted as cognitive maps, and can serve as an important source for today's urban designers, architects, educators, and government officials. The cognitive maps of children are not only some visual productions but are also imbued with the realties and objects of everyday life, like an organically designed textile. There is a relative lack of studies on the children's relationship with their particular urban space and its range of elements. This study seeks in part to address that knowledge gap. Although reading cognitive drawings is, in fact, a psychological subject, as they contain cognitive perception of the space they engage with and are related to the external world, they are particularly of interest for the planners and designers creating and seeking to change and better that environment. Based on what the drawings display, what needs that human-focused urban design suggests as reflected in children's cognitie mapping will be interpreted in the scope of this study. The material for this research has been extracted from my 2004 doctoral dissertation and constitutes one of a series of four related papers in progress discussing children's outdoor environment using four different methodological approaches. This paper investigates and seeks to interpret the drawings of their environment by a selected number of students 10-14 years old from Al-Whidat Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, their cognitive perception of that living environment and the unhealthy chaotic aspects of the city. © 2018 Geo Publishing, Toronto Canada. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Al-Khalaileh, E. (2018). Children’s cognitive perception of their neighborhood: Reading the cognitive maps of children from Al-Wihdat Palestinian Refugee Camp in Amman, Jordan. Arab World Geographer, 21(4), 279–298. https://arabworldgeographer.org/doi/abs/10.5555/1480-6800-21.4.279 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 14806800
dc.identifier.uri https://arabworldgeographer.org/doi/abs/10.5555/1480-6800-21.4.279
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/197
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Akron en_US
dc.relation Author Affiliation: Al-Khalaileh, E., School of Architecture, Canadian University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries Arab World Geographer;Vol. 21, no. 4
dc.rights Permission to reuse abstract has been secured from University of Akron.
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2018 Geo Publishing, Toronto Canada
dc.subject Children's drawings en_US
dc.subject Cognitive maps en_US
dc.subject Cognitive perception en_US
dc.subject Growing up in city en_US
dc.subject Cognition en_US
dc.subject Map en_US
dc.subject Neighborhood en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Urban area en_US
dc.subject Urban design en_US
dc.subject Amman en_US
dc.subject Jordan en_US
dc.title Children's cognitive perception of their neighborhood : reading the cognitive maps of children from Al-Wihdat Palestinian Refugee Camp in Amman, Jordan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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