Cartooning for Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting is a successful method to improve students’ note-taking skills because it engages multiple learning styles and helps students to actively process and synthesize information. When students sketchnote, they are using their visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses to learn. They are also forced to think about the key concepts and relationships between ideas in order to simplify them and represent them visually.

Example of sketchnote by P5 students.

Cartooning drawing skills are essential for sketchnoting because they allow students to create simple and effective visuals. Artists from Cartoon.SG will guide students through scaffolding exercise to develop confidence in drawing to sketchnote effectively. Our programme is endorsed by MOE and NAC and is eligible for Tote Board grant. The programme can be suited for all ages including adults and could even be applied for team bonding exercise.

Here are some specific benefits of sketchnoting:

  • Improves comprehension and retention of information
  • Increases engagement and motivation
  • Promotes creativity and critical thinking
  • Helps students to identify and organize key concepts
  • Facilitates collaboration and discussion

Here are some tips for educators to encourage sketchnoting in the classroom:

  • Provide students with opportunities to practice sketchnoting during class and at home.
  • Share examples of sketchnotes with students.
  • Teach students basic cartooning techniques, such as how to draw simple shapes and symbols.
  • Encourage students to be creative and expressive with their sketchnotes.
  • Provide students with feedback on their sketchnotes.

Overall, sketchnoting is a powerful tool that can help students to improve their note-taking skills and learn more effectively.

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