Concept-Cartoons as a Tool to Evoke and Analyze Pupils Jugdments: in Social Science Education

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The following contribution makes an effort to place the concept-cartoon-method into the context of social science education. Concept-cartoons (CCs) enable teachers to use the everyday life experiences and individual thoughts of the pupils as a positive enrichment tool within the learning processes. In this context, CCs are very suitable to function as a method to gain information about both the existing mental conceptions and the individual political judgment strategies. Through this, it is possible to put everyday life concepts and scientific knowledge in a constructive relationship, which finally enhances new learning objectives.
First the article highlights the relevance of pupils’ and teachers` concepts for judgment processes. On this basis the method of CCs is introduced and evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Science Education
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)46-52
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Politics - Concept-Cartoon, pupils concepts, teacher concept, judgment strategies, social science education