Category: Blog (4 results)

  • Comics are not just for struggling readers: Language teachers’ views on comics as a teaching resource

    by Julie-Ann Sime “We are living in a golden age of cartoon art.  Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect.” (Chute, 2014) Comics have become a transmedia storytelling success with games, films, and animations based on comics being released across multiple media platforms in a co-ordinated manner by massive Superhero publishing and media companies like… read more

  • Teaching with Comics for Inclusive English Language Learning

    Pedagogy embraces methods to teach and help students grow as independent and educated thinkers but not all students learn in the same way so it is vital for educators to create more opportunities for people to learn as part of their daily routines to ensure life-long learning.  The CIELL pedagogy is based on mobile learning, visuals such comics and infographics,… read more

  • 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… read more

  • Informal or Non-formal learning with comics – the CIELL project

    Multi-lingualism is a priority for a global community and the need to learn a second language is high for business purposes, education or travelling around the world. The European Commission (EC) considers languages as one of the 8 key competences for lifelong learning: “Enhancing the ability to use a variety of languages to be active and better cope with the… read more