Concept cartoon in problem-based learning: A systematic literature review analysis

Siti Jamal, Nor Ibrahim, Johari Surif


Concept cartoon teaching strategy have the potential to increase creativity and innovation as well as the students' interest in understanding concepts. It is considered as a method that encourages students to continue exploring the issues raised and seeking solutions. This concept cartoon lesson is very suitable to be applied in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics which is often regarded as an abstract and difficult field. Therefore, it is becoming a necessity to see how far the cartoon concept in learning has been implemented in schools. This systematic literature review analysis aims to focus on the similarities and differences such as the objective used, the methodology used and the findings of the study. The study article was selected through a database of various types of journals according to keywords. Keywords used in the search are Concept Cartoon AND comic AND Problem-based learning. The search has been limited between 2009 and 2017. A total of 9 studies have been selected to be analyzed based on the four steps in systematic literature review. The four steps included frame a question, run a search, read the abstract and tittle of individual papers and abstract information from selected set of final articles.  The results of the systematic literature review analysis can be concluded on recent research and previous research that cartoon concept teaching strategy is very effective in enhancing creative thinking as well as cultivating students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


Concept cartoon, comic systematic literature review analysis, problem-based learning, teaching strategy

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Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011-2024

Online ISSN: 2013-6374; Print ISSN: 2014-5349; DL: B-2000-2012

Publisher: OmniaScience