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A cartoon says more than a thousand words

Author(s) Hugo Verkest  
Publisher CiCe  
Year 2000  
Editor Alistair Ross, Curricula for Citizenship in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
People in general tend to enjoy cartoons. Seen as fun, helpful when used to explain difficult ideas and easy to relate to, cartoon art turns out to be a powerful way to talk about difficult and scary issues. But sometimes cartoons are only illustrations that do nothing more than help make up for the lack of education in some of their readers, holding fast to the idea that pictures are for children. People often fail to recognise the validity of visual learning, believing that it is for a lower quality of thinking or something that less intelligent people may resort to - a prejudice that does not hold up under the weight of available evidence.

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