Imagery in contemporary course books has a great impact on teaching, and must be relevant to the interests of young students who were born in the information and digital communication era. Course books should depict a contemporary environment and demonstrate the relationship young students have with their constantly evolving surroundings.
Images of people in motion can help students understand complex concepts such as evolution. At the same time, they create a connection between students and the rapidly progressing digital world.
Aerial photography and immense urban landscapes reflect the way complex and crowded societies interact. These images can help teachers present concepts such as coexistence, social structure and interaction between members of contemporary societies. They help teachers explain to young students the function of social structures and how these are connected to their surroundings.
Colour and style
Imagination and creativity are promoted through vivid colors, visual styling and colorful patterns. Cultural expression needs to go hand in hand with learning and support it. The theory of different learning styles places emphasis on the visual representation of educational content and on expressing creativity through learning.
Young students are familiar with the idea that education is a window to the world. Let’s make sure to keep this window open via their course books.
by George Theodoropoulos, Production Editor, hyphen SA