Surfacing Intuitions Through Visual Novels

  • Richard Lee
  • Gabriel Chia


Currently in Singapore, there are an increasing number of ways ICT can be utilised in teaching. This research seeks to examine the viability of a visual novel as a medium for learning and its application in the education syllabus in Singapore. Such a concept is relatively new as not much research has been done to test the practicality of using a visual novel as an education medium. This study made use of a visual novel which revolves around decision making and educational paths, as well as a post-play dialogic discussion with the players of the visual novel.

This study has revealed that the visual novel coupled with a post-play discussion is similar to an e-workbook, which encourages a more active – rather than passive – learning style. With further development, the visual novel concept has the potential to be very versatile as it can be applied to a wide range of different topics and may be suited for audiences of various age groups.


Game Character East Asian Economy Singaporean Student Dialogic Discussion Epistemic Frame 
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We are grateful to Nur Afiqah binte Mohd Khalid for providing the artwork for the visual novel.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang walkSingapore

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