This is the publisher PDF of Smeaton, Kathleen; Maybee, Clarence; Bruce, Christine S; & Hughes, Hilary E. (2016). Crossing literacy and informed learning boundaries with Manga. Access, 30 (1), 12-26.


This research investigated high school students’ experiences of informed learning in a literacy development workshop. It was conducted in the library of an Australian high school with a low socio-economic population. Building upon students’ fascination with Manga fi ction and artwork, the workshop was part of a larger university– community engagement project, Crossing Boundaries with Reading, which aimed to address widespread literacy challenges at the school.


informed learning, information literacy, variation theory

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