Creating diverse teaching materials is important for science learning (Kiselnicki et al. 2016). The notion of diversity of students’ perspectives includes different ontogenic trajectories. It also includes different educational backgrounds, cultural patterns, and socioeconomic differences (Kiselnicki et al. 2016). As more evolution education is provided in schools, differences in the performance of adolescents and children are more prominent than before. Such differences are attributed to lack of evolution education in the early years of education (Bergen et al. 2012). Differences between teaching methods, approaches, and pedagogic tools are also important for diversity of perspectives; however, in most universities textbooks and educational activities that are used for providing students with evolution education also are identical for every student (Sankari et al. 2011). Moreover, the importance of the needs of diverse forms of learning is self-evident; thus, diverse teaching materials are important for learning of future evolution educators and scientists (Chase and Hagarty 2014).
It is important to provide diverse teaching materials because they ensure the quality of education for learners (Kiselnicki et al. 2016). Diversity of teaching materials includes diverse field trips and experience-based learning as well as different presentations of interdisciplinary lessons in elementary schools (Chase and Hagarty 2014). The idea of providing diverse teaching materials is universally accepted. However, it is difficult to implement the idea because not all educators and staff are aware of the need for diversity, or are simply not willing to provide diversity in the course of their daily work (Berkowitz et al. 2012). Unfortunately, educators mostly have a routine use of teaching materials in their courses. However, it has been reported that educators and faculty members demonstrate awareness of the need for diversity, which encourages them to use different pedagogic tools, such as using teaching materials with different cultural backgrounds and language diversity (Carnegie Learning 2017; Vallino 2014). The duty of educators in providing diversity extends to the creation of texts, as they are one of the most important pedagogical tools in education and learning. d2c66b5586