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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Lim, Lee Hean; Lim, Kam Ming – Australian Mathematics Education Journal, 2019
Inspiration from 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' led this team to explore how comics can be used for mathematics instruction about percentages. In this article, the authors describe how they conceptualised and developed a teaching package that uses comics to teach percentage concepts to Grade 7 students (age 13 to 14) in Singapore. It goes on to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 7
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Sockman, Beth Rajan; Sutton, Rhonda; Herrmann, Michele – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
This study determined the usefulness of digital comic creation with 77 graduate students in a teacher technology course. Students completed an assigned reading and created digital comics that addressed technology integration concerns in the schools and society. Using practical action research, 77 student-created comics were analyzed. The findings…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Technology Integration, Cartoons, Electronic Publishing
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Dallacqua, Ashley K.; Peralta, Lydia R. – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors document work in a fifth-grade classroom investigating informational texts. Students investigated a range of informational texts and their potential forms. In the spirit of challenging a given curriculum and conventional understandings of informational texts, texts in the Science Comics series were invited into this learning space.…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Cartoons
Kachorsky, Danielle Perrine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation explored the literacy practices that developed around comics when two secondary teachers (one AP Science and one AP English) used comics in their classroom instruction for the first time. It also explored the ways the teachers and their students positioned comics within their specific classroom contexts. Historically, comics are…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Cartoons, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers
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Kim, Jiyoon; Chung, Min Suk; Jang, Hae Gwon; Chung, Beom Sun – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Understanding basic human anatomy can be beneficial for all students, regardless of when, or if, they will later undertake a formal course in the subject. For students who are preparing to undertake a formal anatomy course, educational comics on basic anatomy can serve as a concise and approachable review of the material. For other students, these…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Cartoons, Independent Study, Human Body
Manchester, Ashley – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2017
Given the challenging depth of queer theoretical concepts, this article argues that one of the most effective ways to teach the complexities of queer theory is by utilizing comics in the classroom. I focus on how college-level instructors can use the content, form, and history of comics to teach students how to enact and do queer theory. By…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Critical Thinking, Cartoons, Teaching Methods
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Özdemir, Ertugrul – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
Comic strips on newspapers, magazines and Internet are one of the most accessible materials that may be used in science classroom as instructional tool. However, it is sometimes difficult to find and adapt appropriate comic strips useful for instructional purposes, because most of them are irrelevant. The purpose of this study is to develop and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Acoustics
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Hancock, Rae – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
The affordances of the comic book medium facilitate individual, interpretive readings of narrative and as such challenge the notion of a single message or meaning. This article explores how secondary school students encounter and re-orientate themselves to personal concepts of religious and educational authority and authenticity as a consequence…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Secondary School Students
Özdemir, Ertugrul; Eryilmaz, Ali – Online Submission, 2019
Comics have an important role in non-formal learning environments. However, how comics may be effective teaching/learning activitities in formal education is an ongoing debate in literature. The purpose of this study is to create and evaluate a series of instructional comics about heat related concepts to be used as teaching/learning activities in…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Scientific Concepts, Heat, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bahl, Erin Kathleen – Composition Studies, 2015
Thus far, attention to comics in academia has been focused "on" comics as a subject of literary (Chute; Gardner; Hatfield), theoretical (Cohn; Groensteen, "The System of Comics" and "Comics and Narration"; Postema), or pedagogical studies (Bakis; Carter; Jacobs). There has been less emphasis on scholarly composing…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Cartoons, Definitions, Literary Genres
Carter, James B. – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2015
The article debuts and explains "PIM" pedagogy, a construct for teaching comics at the secondary- and post-secondary levels and for deep reading/studying comics. The PIM model for considering comics is actually based in major precepts of education studies, namely constructivist foundations of learning, and loosely unifies constructs…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education
Ozdemir, Ertugrul – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study is to create a short comic story about historical emergence of Planck's explanation of blackbody radiation and to investigate what students learn from it and what they think about the usage of comics in modern physics course. The participants are a small group of undergraduate students studying at department of science…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History, Radiation, Physics
Silberkleit, Nancy – Educational Horizons, 2014
The co-CEO of Archie Comics, a former elementary school art teacher, knows from personal experience that comics should be a tool in a teacher's toolbox. Comics can hook students on the love of reading. The author shares her experience of not enjoying to read, and even struggling with reading, to becoming the co-CEO of Archie Comics, which has…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Reading Materials, Reading Habits, Reading Interests
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Shiang, Ruei-Fang – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2018
While theories of embodied cognition have been investigated in lab experiments with proficient readers, currently no studies have applied these theories to improving reading comprehension for low-proficiency readers. Using an embodied cognition approach, this study investigated producing comics as an embodied reading activity. To compare effects…
Descriptors: Cartoons, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kang, Hee-Seung – CEA Forum, 2017
In this article, Kang discusses how she scaffolded a comic book project in a university L2 writing class and argued for its pedagogical value in teaching multimodal argument and fostering critical thinking skills. Although this project was assigned in a specific university L2 writing class, it can be adapted to other types of writing courses and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Second Language Instruction, College Students, Writing Instruction
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