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

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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Guest Author: MATSABISA SINAZO POR10 Apr 2016

How can I use auditory aid in teaching? Please help me as I have to submit my assignment this week.

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Author: Ramakrishna Kambhampati20 Apr 2016 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6

There are number of teaching aids available at present. If we use them in a judicious way it will make our teaching most effective. Chalk and board are the oldest teaching aids which cannot be replaced by any other modern teaching aids. If we use chalk and board properly we can make the student understand the topics wonderfully. Writing everything what the teacher teaches do not produce any impact on the student and the teaching becomes boring. Whatever the teacher writes should be neat and should be written in an orderly form. Underline the important concepts written on the board to attract the attention of the student. While writing something thing on the board ask a student to tell that point which was already explained in the class. This method will help all the students to actively involve in the lesson and participating in the discussion of the topic. Science teacher while explaining a topic can utilize the chalk and board to maximum extent. Technical terms to be written on the board, simple imaginative outline diagrams or flow charts can be drawn to explain the concepts effectively. The other things science teachers has to use is charts and models. Students can grasp structures, constructions and the mode of working very easily through models and charts. Using smart boards for viewing videos of science topics after explanation will provide live like viewing of the concepts.

Guest Author: malasana11 Aug 2016

Could you please ellaborate on application of teaching aids in teaching science

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This article on teaching aids was actually helpful to me for efficaciously handling my learners while achieving my objectives.

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