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Development of Digital Comics as a Source of Disaster Mitigation Education: A Case Study on Building Resilience among Youth

Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia
Ecci Ayu Pujaanti
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia
Encik Savira Isnah
Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Indonesia
Keywords: Digital Comic, Photo, Disaster Mitigation, Local Wisdom. ,


The development of photo-based digital comics is one of the fastest-growing digital media and is in great demand. This learning medium is an innovative blend of visual arts and education that offers tremendous potential in stimulating interest in and understanding of complex materials. The importance of understanding disaster mitigation in modern environmental and social challenges cannot be ignored. Drama, as a rich form of cultural expression, allows us to reflect on human life, social relations, and the challenges faced by society. Disaster mitigation is becoming increasingly important to deal with real threats due to climate change and society's vulnerability to natural disasters. This learning concept is especially effective for students who need an innovative and interesting approach. The development of photo-based digital comics as teaching materials is very interesting. Combining visual elements from photographs with strong narratives, digital comics will be able to present complex materials in an easy-to-digest form. This approach provides a great opportunity to convey information on learning and the importance of disaster mitigation in a way that is closer to students' daily lives, resulting in more authentic and embedded learning. This research focuses on efforts to develop teaching materials that are communicative, not boring, effective, and applicable to support creativity and increase students' understanding of social problems identified in society.