ERIC Number: ED545358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Role of Concept Cartoons in Chemistry Learning
Gafoor, Kunnathodi Abdul; Shilna, V.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the National Seminar on Learning Science by Doing-Sciencing, (Kannur, Kerala, India, Dec 5-6, 2013)
Cartoons are valuable aids that prompt interest and foster genuine student engagement in the classroom. Cartoons are part of a much larger effort to introduce rare and amusing activities to boost learning and student participation. Concept cartoons are visual tools composed of three or more characters' proposing ideas, discussing or thinking on a subject, an incident or a concept in daily life. Concept Cartoons were first developed in the 1990s by Keogh and Naylor. Concept cartoons engage students in focused discussion, by making students talk about the concepts presented by the cartoon characters. Many concepts in chemistry are abstract and often difficult to grasp especially for novice learners and concept cartoons can play a very good role here to overcome the difficulties in learning. Concept cartoons in chemistry can grab attention of students more easily, generate participation by giving rise to vibrant class discussions and allows teachers to gain important insights into their pupils' understanding.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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