Sociology School Textbook for 3rd Grade-High School, Semiotic Analysis of Illustration

Stella Saragatsi, Anastasia Christodoulou, Argyrios Kyridis, Nikolaos Fotopoulos, Ifigenia Bambakidou

Abstract


In this research study, under the title Sociology School Textbook for 3rd Grade-High School, Semiotic Analysis of Illustration, it is attempted to analyze the illustrations and titles of the school textbook of Sociology for 3rd Grade-High School, through the use of semiotic analysis tools.

The link will be investigated that exists between illustrations and the title of each section, as well as relationship will be discussed, which takes place between the relevant illustrations, and the goals set by the Ministry of Education through the Analytical Program of Studies. The objective of this study is to investigate whether there is a connection between the illustrations and the titles of the sections, or not, as well as whether there is a direct or indirect relationship (or no relationship at all) between the illustrations and the goals of the Analytical Program of Studies. In order to carry out the study, the methodology tools that were employed related to semiotic analysis, the model of Greimas (1996) was adopted, as it was used by Lagopoulos & Boklund-Lagopoulou (2016), and Christodoulou (2013). The resulting outcomes from the analysis of the titles and illustrations indicate the correlation of all the above with specific codes. The concepts that can be identified after the analysis refer to social, educational, dressing, spatial, and other codes. It is also understood, that the illustrations that were used by the editing team are both directly and indirectly linked to the titles of the sections, as well as the goals indicated by the Analytical Program of Studies. In this way, their supportive role can be further enhanced within the theoretical context of the lesson.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsr.v8i2.11618

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