“Digital Comics” in Human Ecology

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  • Title: “Digital Comics” in Human Ecology: Exploring Learning Possibilities Using ICT with Teacher Education Students
  • Author(s): Orest Cap, Joanna M. Black
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Learner
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review
  • Keywords: Home Economics Teacher Education, Pre-Service Teacher Education, Comic Life Software, Creative Pedagogical Practices, Infusing Digital Technology, ICT and Teacher Education, Art and Technology in Teacher Education Preparation
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 9
  • Date: July 12, 2012
  • ISSN: 1447-9494 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1447-9540 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v18i09/47719
  • Citation: Cap, Orest, and Joanna M. Black. 2012. "“Digital Comics” in Human Ecology: Exploring Learning Possibilities Using ICT with Teacher Education Students." The International Journal of Learning: Annual Review 18 (9): 27-44. doi:10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v18i09/47719.
  • Extent: 18 pages

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Abstract

The authors used action research methodology to explore the impact of infusing digital technology in a teacher education program at a Canadian faculty of education. Students learned how to use the software, Comic Life, to create artistic comics about such subjects as food preparation in order to learn ways in which to teach consumer sciences to high school students. This software we found is an effective learning and communication teaching tool engaging student teachers in creative pedagogical practices. It is a promising educational approach to teaching about issues pertaining to human ecology in the classrooms of today.