Graphic Novels and STEAM: Strategies and Texts for Utilization in STEAM Education

Alex Romagnoli (Monmouth University, USA)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 37
EISBN13: 9781522532750|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2334-5.ch002
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Focusing on the interdisciplinary connections between STEAM education and graphic novels, this chapter first establishes historical and educational contexts for the use of graphic novels in STEAM education. A literature review focusing on the use of graphic novels in a science course as well as how graphic novels have been used in secondary classrooms will be discussed. Literature that is reviewed includes books, articles, and edited volumes. The strategies for implementing graphic novels in STEAM education promote constructivist learning as students are asked to access their intellectual and cultural capital in order to ascertain meaning from given content. Additionally, multimodality and multiliteracies are highlighted throughout the article. Finally, this chapter ends with linking the use of graphic novels in STEAM education to the power of narrative inquiry in educational contexts.
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