Dr Gary Goh
Dr Gary Goh has more than 20 years of experience integrating manga into pedagogy. He founded several events, such as the National Comics and Chinese Language Teachers’ Seminars, and the National Comics Challenge. His works have received support from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, the Promote Mandarin Council, and the Chinese Language and Culture Fund. At present, he continues to improve the theory and practice of Manga Pedagogy through his courses at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. One of his comic series has been used as a selected text in some schools for over a decade.
How can we make use of comics and animation to inspire children to develop a love for Chinese language? What are some educational comics that parents and teachers can recommend to their children? In this workshop, Dr Goh will guide participants to understand the development of Manga Pedagogy in the 21st century, and how it is used to support teaching and learning. Dr Goh will recommend some animation for children, and engage participants in comic-drawing. Participants will experience how comic creation can enhance language and thinking competencies.