Teaching Aids Influencing Factors & Importance Of Teaching Aids In Teaching Learning Process

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 Selection of Teaching Aids

Factors Influencing the Selection of Teaching Aids

Teaching Aids :-  As we all know that today’s age is the age of science and technology. The teaching learning programmes have also been affected by it. The process of teaching – learning depends upon the different type of equipment available in the classroom.

No single rule-of-thumb can be given for the selection and use of various audio-visual aids to ensure effectiveness in all situations. In order to get the most effective Results, the following aspects are important.

  1. Selection of appropriate aids.
  2. Suitable combination of the selected aids.
  3. There use in proper sequence.

Audio-visual aids are used singly or in combination, there by taking into consideration the following factors:

  1. Nature of Audience: Printed media are meant for literate people, whereas exhibits, pictures, and symbols are for less literate people.
  2. Size of Audience. A video show or whiteboard cannot be used effectively when the number of participants exceeds 30; internet can be used for large audience.
  3. Teaching objective or Expected nature of change: selected the audio-visual aids based on the objective of extension teaching, that is, to bring about a change in Thinking or knowledge, Attitude or filling, And Actions or skills.If you merely want to inform or to influence a large number of people slightly, use mass media such as radio or television.
  4. Nature of subject Matter: I case new practice is simple and familiar, a news article, a radio message, or a circular letter will be effective whereas complex or unfamiliar practices will require audio-visual aids.
  5. Availability of Aids: Despite the availability of the internet two decades back, it was not being used on a large scale. With availability of speed, due to better technology, and cost effectiveness, more people are now using internet based technologies as teaching aids.
  6. Relative Cost: Effective aids need not be necessary costly. The amount expended on audio-visual aids, in relation it the extent of effectiveness, is also an important consideration in their selection and use.

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