Photographs can stimulate children’s thinking in many different ways that teachers should consider in their curriculum planning. For example, a powerful image can trigger descriptive or narrative writing. A striking photograph can illuminate personal and social issues or inspire other artistic endeavours in music, poetry and drama. Philosophical discussion can enhance the quality of education in schools by encouraging children to ask questions and search together for thoughtful answers.
The digital revolution has made it easier than ever to incorporate photography into the school curriculum, particularly in art and design. This exciting pack of materials provides teachers with effective methods for guiding pupils to analyse photographic images, discuss aesthetic issues, and make photographs of their own after thoughtful planning.
The pack makes full use of the way digital photography and scanning support creative exploration – pupils can view their images straight away and then try again until the results satisfy them. The pack contains:
- A 64-page guide for teachers
- Sixteen laminated images for class discussion
- A CD with 46 further printable images, examples of pupils’ work, articles on digital photography and printable classroom resources
Talking Pictures is a resource aimed at art and design but one that will also be valued as a contribution to the curriculum as a whole.