The Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices on the Use of Digital Comics in Teaching Writing: A qualitative case study

  • Muflikhatun Nisa Muyassaroh UNS (Sebelas Maret University)
  • Abdul Asib UNS (Sebelas Maret University)
  • Sri Marmanto UNS (Sebelas Maret University)

Abstract

In the industrial era 4.0, the use of digital comic as a multimodal teaching medium is seen as the new trend in EFL classrooms. Although many teachers had already used this medium, so far, there was not any study which inquires the use of comic in another setting such as vocational high schools. Considering this gap, this study aimed to explore teacher belief, practice, and problems in implementing digital comics to teach writing for vocational students. This study used a qualitative case study approach. The subject was an experienced English teacher who held M. A. in English language. As the findings, the teacher believed that the implementation of comics-manga was the best method to switch the vocational students’ stereotype on English; from English as the most difficult subject to English as the enjoyable subject. This medium was implemented by using the genre approach. However, as the consequence, the combination of digital comics and process approach confronted a major challenge, namely time management.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

Muflikhatun Nisa Muyassaroh, UNS (Sebelas Maret University)

Muflikhatun Nisa Muyassaroh is a student of graduate program at the English Education Department of Universitas Sebelas Maret. Her research interests include language teaching, teacher professional development, and English for Specific Purposes.

Abdul Asib, UNS (Sebelas Maret University)

Abdul Asib is a lecturer at the English Education Department of Universitas Sebelas Maret. He majored in Language Education for his doctoral degree at Universitas Negeri Jakarta. He mainly teaches English Language Studies, Teaching Methods, and English Teacher Professional Development. His research interests cover the improvement of educational quality.

Sri Marmanto, UNS (Sebelas Maret University)

Sri Marmanto is a lecturer at the English Education Department of Universitas Sebelas Maret. He majored in Linguistics for his doctoral degree at Universitas Sebelas Maret. He mainly teaches English Advanced Grammar. He had conducted researches in literature to contribute to english education.

Published
2019-07-25
How to Cite
Muyassaroh, M. N., Asib, A., & Marmanto, S. (2019). The Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices on the Use of Digital Comics in Teaching Writing: A qualitative case study. International Journal of Language Teaching and Education, 3(1), 45-60. https://doi.org/10.22437/ijolte.v3i1.6502