The use of comics in education is based on the concept of creating commitment and motivation for students.
The effectiveness of comics as a medium for effective learning and development has been the subject of debate since the origin of the modern comic book in the 1930s.   Sones (1944) notes that comics “evoked more than a hundred critical articles in educational and non-professional periodicals.” 
The use of comics in education would later attract the attention of Fredric Wertham  who noted that the use of comics in education represented “an all-time low in American science.” 
It has been noted that the use of a narrative form such as this comic “can foster pupils’ interest in science”  and help students remember what they learned  and providing a means of fostering discussion.   However, it has been noted that many educators remain “ambivalent” about the use of comic books as an educational tool.  Comics have been used as a medium to communicate health care information on subjects such as diabetes. 
In the USA, The use of comics for education, using the Internet, can be seen in Comics in the Classroom , and the state of the Maryland Comic Book Initiative . Teacher professional development on the teacher’s side of the classroom is available through the State of California Department of Education’s Brokers of Expertis website. 
- Comics studies
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- Jump up^ Hutchinson, K (1949). “An experiment in the use of comics as instructional material”. Journal of Educational Sociology . American Sociological Association. 23 (4): 236-245. doi : 10.2307 / 2264559 . JSTOR 2264559 .
- Jump up^ Sones, W (1944). “The comics and instructional method”. Journal of Educational Sociology . American Sociological Association. 18 (4): 232-240. doi : 10.2307 / 2262696 . JSTOR 2262696 .
- Jump up^ Wright, B (2001). Comic book nation: The transformation of Youth Culture in America . Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-6514-X.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Dorrell, Larry; Dan B. Curtis; Kuldip R. Rampal (1995). “Book-Worms Without Books? Students Reading Comic Books in the School House”. The Journal of Popular Culture . 29 (2): 223-234. doi : 10.1111 / j.0022-3840.1995.2902_223.x .
- Jump up^ Negrete, Aquiles; Cecilia Lartigue (September 2004). “Learning from education to communicate science as a good story”. Endeavor . 28 (3): 120-124. doi : 10.1016 / j.endeavour.2004.07.003 . PMID 15350764 .
- Jump up^ Nagata, Ryoichi (October 1999). “Learning next term biochemistry through manga – helping students learn and remember, and making readings more exciting”. Biochemical Education . Elsevier Science Ltd. 27(4).
- Jump up^ Versaci, Rocco (Nov 2001). “How Comic Books Can Change the Way Our Students See Literature: One Teacher’s Perspective”. English Journal. National Council of Teachers of English. 91 (2): 61-67. doi : 10.2307 / 822347 . JSTOR 822347 .
- Jump up^ Norton, Bonny (Oct 2003). “The Motivating Power of Comic Books: Insights from Archie Comic Readers”. Reading Teacher . 57 : 140-147.
- Jump up^ Pieper, Claudia; Antonino Homobono (Sep 2000). “Comic as an education method for diabetic patients and general population”. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice . 50 .
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