Comics belong in the classroom by Gene Luen Yang
Cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang says comic books and graphic novels are part of every teacher's toolkit. He explains that today's students are accustomed to acquiring information through visual images from an early age.
The educational framework suitable for this generation can be animation, YouTube videos, or cartoons. As a comic book advocate, he argues that comic books are a stronger educational framework. Because unlike other media, comic books are written on paper.
Above all, comic books lay out the past, present, and future on paper, allowing you to watch and understand them at your own pace. He describes this phenomenon as ‘putting remote controls into the hands of students,’ and I think it’s a really ingenious metaphor. In other words, it is very effective because students can acquire visual information in the form of comics that allow them to control and control the flow of time.
Myungja Anna Koh