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Teaching Aids, Their Needs, Types and Importance Of Teaching Aids In Teaching Learning Process


Posted Date: 13-Jul-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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The process of teaching - learning depends upon the different type of equipment available in the classroom. There are many aids available these days like, audio, visual and audio- visual aids. They have very much importance in TLP (Teaching Learning Process)



Meaning of 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.

Need of Teaching Aids


1) Every individual has the tendency to forget. Proper use of teaching aids helps to retain more concept permanently.

2) Students can learn better when they are motivated properly through different teaching aids.

3) Teaching aids develop the proper image when the students see, hear taste and smell properly.

4) Teaching aids provide complete example for conceptual thinking.

5) The teaching aids create the environment of interest for the students.

6) Teaching aids helps to increase the vocabulary of the students.

7) Teaching aids helps the teacher to get sometime and make learning permanent.

8) Teaching aids provide direct experience to the students.

Types of Teaching Aids


There are many aids available these days. We may classify these aids as follows-

. Visual Aids

. Audio Aids

. Audio - Visual Aids

1) Visual Aids
The aids which use sense of vision are called Visual aids. For example :- actual objects, models, pictures, charts, maps, flash cards, flannel board, bulletin board, chalkboard, overhead projector, slides etc. Out of these black board and chalk are the commonest ones.

2) Audio Aids
The aids that involve the sense of hearing are called Audio aids. For example :- radio, tape recorder, gramophone etc.

3) Audio - Visual Aids
The aids which involve the sense of vision as well as hearing are called Audio- Visual aids. For example :- television, film projector, film strips etc.

Importance of Teaching aids


Teaching aids play an very important role in Teaching- Learning process. Importance of Teaching aids are as follows :-

1) Motivation
Teaching aids motivate the students so that they can learn better.

2) Clarification
Through teaching aids , the teacher clarify the subject matter more easily.

3) Discouragement of Cramming
Teaching aids can facilitate the proper understanding to the students which discourage the act of cramming.

4) Increase the Vocabulary
Teaching aids helps to increase the vocabulary of the students more effectively.

5) Saves Time and Money

6) Classroom Live and active
Teaching aids make the classroom live and active.

7) Avoids Dullness

8) Direct Experience
Teaching aids provide direct experience to the students


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Responses to "Teaching Aids, Their Needs, Types and Importance Of Teaching Aids In Teaching Learning Process"
Guest Author: Ondina Pinseau     31 Aug 2012
I really liked this material.It´s just what I needed for my students in one of the Teacher Training course for this term. Thank you all.


Guest Author: VALENTINO NDEBELE     23 Apr 2013
A good teacher uses media(aids) to reap the above,leading to best pupil learning&success.


Guest Author: chetana madankar     26 Feb 2014
I like your opinion. This material is usefull to a teacher .


Guest Author: Benedicta Otegwui     18 Mar 2014
I like your answer. It really help me.


Guest Author: mahbub ahmed     04 Jun 2014
excellent points are mentioned. It will help us in our day to day life.


Guest Author: Emilia kalio     17 Sep 2014
This is exactly what I wanted to see. I like it. Thanks.


Guest Author: Zara     25 Sep 2014
hello can you help me.
I need to do a seminar presentation on teaching science using written aids. the problem is I had no idea on what it is mean by written aid.



Guest Author: cwinyaai robert     20 Oct 2014
design & describe a teaching learning aid/material for an eng. language class


Guest Author: Emem Assan     17 Nov 2014
I really like this material what is needed for my project.


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