Cartoon planet : micro-reflection through digital cartoons – a case study on teaching and learning with young people

Costa, Cristina and Attwell, Graham and Keegan, Helen (2009) Cartoon planet : micro-reflection through digital cartoons – a case study on teaching and learning with young people. Revista de Pedagogie, 7 (9).

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    Abstract

    Young learners of today tend to show little enthusiasm for formal schooling. This does not necessarily mean pupils are not interested in learning or developing new skills and competences. In fact, the opposite often happens in the informal settings they belong to. Finding ways of transferring pupil’s informal learning into the school setting is therefore important. This paper gives a brief overview on the development of informal learning activities to encourage young people’s active reflection on their informally acquired competencies through the use of web technologies. The researchers also explore the role of the teacher, and the need of a participatory learning environment in a less formal classroom. Reflections on the experiences and recommendations are also provided.