USING CARTOONS AS EFFECTIVE TOOLS IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS OF SOCIAL SCIENCEJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.3, No. 23)
Publication Date: 2016-05-04
Authors : Girija N Srinivasalu;
Page : 1898-1905
Keywords : cartoons; learning; social science;
Present Education system demands new techniques in teaching and learning process. Today students expect joyful environment in the classroom for learning with interest and attention. There are teachers who use artistic material in teaching learning process to attract the students towards experiential learning. A cartoon is one such material with which a teacher can provide joyful environment and also can make her/his students to think differently and encourage them to create something on their own. It is a visual media with lot of humour which can be either in the form of single picture or series of pictures, captioned or non-captioned. This approach helps the teachers to develop imaginative power amongst students by building proper knowledge.Cartoon learning can be helpful for initiating debate and focused group discussions in a classroom among learners as it stimulates them to engage in critical thinking in order to assess and formulate their views and opinions. Among many subject of secondary school curriculum, Social science is subject full of controversial issues provokes teachers to think differently to make it free from misconceptions. Imaginary visuals created by the teacher in the form of cartoons for a controversial issue in History would give clear picture of concepts. Weaving concepts with cartoons is a challenge to the social science teacher. Here social science teacher as a Researcher thought of an experimental study to verify about her assumptions in social science teaching and learning process.
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