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The Cognitive Power of Comics

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ALE2013 presentation about how comics work and why they are interesting as a learning tool, with examples from the graphic novel "Commitment" among others.

ALE2013 presentation about how comics work and why they are interesting as a learning tool, with examples from the graphic novel "Commitment" among others.


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  • 1. ALE2013 bucharest Toni tassani @atassani The cognitivepower of
  • 2. LEARNING
  • 3. VISUAL
  • 4. A picture is worth a thousand words
  • 5. INFORMATION & NEW IDEAS
  • 6. CHaracteristics comicsof
  • 7. LEVELSof ABSTRACTION
  • 8. FIRSTthe whole thenthe DETAILS
  • 9. ACTIVE READER
  • 10. Storytelling
  • 11. SYMBOLS&CONVENTIONS
  • 12. PICTURES & TEXT
  • 13. Words Pictures
  • 14. Levelsof Abstraction storytelling VISUALLANGUAGE ACTIVEREADER PICTURES& TeXT The WHOLEand the DETAILS
  • 15. THANKYOU ALE2013 bucharest Toni tassani @atassani
  • 16. • McCloud, Scott. (1994). Understanding Comics. Kitchen Sink Press • Tufte, Edward. (1992).TheVisual Display of Quantitative Information. Graphics Press. • Eisner,Will. (1985). Comics and Sequential Art. Poorhouse press. • Eisnerr,Will. (1996). Graphic Storytelling andVisual Narrative. Poorhouse press. • Sousanis, Nick (2012). Comics as a Tool for Inquiry. uniata College. [http://www.juniata.edu/services/jcpress/voices/pdf/ 2012/jv_2012_162-172.pdf] • Sousanis, Nick. [Blog] .Spin,Weave and Cut. [http:// www.spinweaveandcut.blogspot.com.es/] • Cohn, Neil. [Blog]. .Visual Language Lab. [http:// www.visuallanguagelab.com/vislang.html]