An App for Comics and Inclusive Learning

The CiELL is a European collaborative project on innovation in higher education. It focuses on inclusiveness in English language learning. Inclusion is defined in the UN framework as:

“a process of systemic reform embodying changes and modifications in content, teaching methods, approaches, structures and strategies in education to overcome barriers with a vision serving to provide all students of the relevant age range with an equitable and participatory learning experience and environment that best corresponds to their requirements and preferences”.  (United Nations, 2016, para 11)

Based on this definition, an app is designed to offer, informal, flexible, and alternative ways of English language writing using comics as a mnemonic device.  The comic, mnemonic devices or the so-called stories have the potential to assist students remember writing structures of essays, articles, and reviews with close reference to Cambridge English examinations (IELTS & PCE).  Comics could be a very effective pedagogical tool to teaching  children and adults any subject in any level of education (Bessette, 2020)…

Read the full blog by Chryssa Themelis and Julie-Ann Sime, here: