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Cartooning in Educational Contexts: A Promising Way to Promote Cross-Curricular Work with Children and Adolescents
PEDRAZZINI, ANA; ZINKGRÄF, CONSTANZA; D´ADAMO PAOLA; BUGALLO, LUCÍA; LOZADA, MARIANA
Teaching with Comics. Empirical, Analytical, and Professional Experiences
Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Año: 2022; p. 111 - 130
In this chapter we argue in favor of the value of cartooning in educational contexts as a cross-curricular tool to foster students agency, multimodal communication and civic engagement. We designed and conducted two cartoon workshops in primary schools in Argentina. Thirty-three students aged 10-13 years old were asked to create a multimodal cartoon about social inequalities and social empathy. Most of the students were able to accomplish the task by deploying a repertoire of multimodal narrative and rhetorical resources. They created imaginary and experiential situations in order to address from their own viewpoint economic, gender, and ethnic inequalities, often denouncing a lack of empathic concern. This evidenced a committed, or a committed-playful motivation. We provide insights into the scope of this creative and multimodal activity.