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Title :The educational benefits of integrating comics into English language learning
Authors :Fewell, Norman
Issue Date :Mar-2011
Abstract :Despite being a popular form of reading worldwide, comics have been one of the most underutilized reading mediums in education. Recently recognized as exhibiting enormous potential for promoting and developing literacy in K-12 education in the United States the use of graphic novels, an expanded form of comics, have become immensely popular in the classroom. Educational application of comics worldwide remains surprisingly limited, if not absent from English language teaching. As literacy may no longer be defined from merely a singular perspective in technologically advanced societies, educators must seek innovative materials that appeal to the needs of students. Comics offer numerous visual cues that can eliminate singular dependence on text. The availability of these multimodal elements can heighten awareness and clarify meaning for language learners. This article examines the results and rationale of integrating comics in education in the United States and the advantages they may offer language learners throughout the world.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1341-0482
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/24817
Citation :琉球大学欧米文化論集 = Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies no.55 p.71 -83
Appears in Collections:No.55 (2011/3)

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