The Graphic Schemata Drawings of Children Using Golomb’s Representational Theory

  • Maithreyi Subramaniam Tunku Abdual Rahman University of Management and Technology, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Rainal Hidayat Wardi College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Ilmu 1/1, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rusmawati Ghazali College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Ilmu 1/1, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rahman Rosman College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Ilmu 1/1, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Faradina Liana Naser College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Jalan Ilmu 1/1, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Graphic schemata, Drawings, Primary schools children, Golomb’s representational theory


This study intends to study primary schools’ children’s graphic schemata drawings developments using Golomb’s representational theory. The graphic schemata drawing of 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12-year-old children was examined based on the stimulus given to them. Children’s drawing responses were observed in terms of representational activity marks such as line, shape and colour. The subjects were 384 from primary schools. Stimulus materials consisting of a theme “A Garden with Trees, Flowers and Insects” were given to the children to complete their drawings. The statistical analysis uses frequencies, percentages, and chi-square measurement to analyse the drawings of the children. The analysis indicates that the three key aspects of Golomb’s representation have similarities and differences based on each group of young children’s age. The findings revealed that Golomb’s representational theory were significant to the primary schools’ children’s age group. Hence, it can be concluded children’s creative and intellectual development is positively impacted.


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How to Cite
Subramaniam, M., Wardi, R. H., Ghazali, R., Rosman, R. and Naser, F. L. (2024) “The Graphic Schemata Drawings of Children Using Golomb’s Representational Theory”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 9(1), p. e002676. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v9i1.2676.