CityU Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) 2016 Teaching Grant (HK$150,000)

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This project proposes the use of graphic novel and in particular manga comics as a pedagogical tool to enhance the delivery of important concepts, methods, principles, and strategies in social innovation and entrepreneurship and related issues in entrepreneurship/sustainability. Following a review of the literature on the efficacy of graphic novel approach, this proposal adopts design thinking as a methodology to produce manga comics. The main beneficiaries of this project are: arts students across several universities in Hong Kong as co-creators of the manga comics under the supervision of the PI and Co-I and students studying social innovation and entrepreneurship courses as the target audience. The project will be conducted in four phases (empathy-define-ideate, prototype, test, and finalization). It will produce the 3 manga books in English. Expert reviewers and student reviewers will be involved to provide feedback on the manga comics. Following the completion of the manga design, the manga comics will be evaluated for their efficacy against conventional learning methods. This will be the first manga comics in the social entrepreneurship/innovation field, and one of the pioneers in the broader field of entrepreneurship and sustainability. The project will make the best use of the HKD150,000 that has been awarded to the PI as a Winner of the CityU 2016 Teaching Excellence Award to enhance the DEC-based learning and as a platform to seek larger grants.


Awarded date11 Jul 2016
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsCity University of Hong Kong
Awarded at eventTeaching Excellence Awards 2016 (TEA) Teaching Grant