Graphic Instructional Pedagogy: Critical Literacy Skill Development Using Low Art.

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Date: Spring-Summer 2021
From: Journal of Thought(Vol. 55, Issue 1-2)
Publisher: Caddo Gap Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,815 words
Lexile Measure: 1420L

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The presence of graphic literature and novels in schools is commonplace. An area of instruction that is currently lacking across much of schooling is the concerted and focused use of graphic literature and novels in teaching a variety of subjects and content. Teaching with this kind of literature as a vehicle for inquiry and meaning-making can be highly effective when utilized in the right fashion. Incorporating a dimension of aesthetics and critical inquiry within graphic novels will yield a much more immersive learning experience. Borrowing from an art teacher's pedagogy, any subject can be invigorated or simply re-presented in a visual means. Graphic literature has the ability to connect the important concepts and ideas that students learn in school, but in a way that blends in the kinds of imagery that are commensurate with what students see outside of school. Combining critical inquiry with graphic literature will be argued to present a more appropriate level of intellectual and aesthetic engagement for teachers and students in the process of teaching and learning. Keywords: graphic novel, pedagogy, assessment, critical inquiry, critical literacy

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