Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Visual aids to enhance learning.

As part of my inquiry I have been researching my belief that Visuals aids help students to learn and retain information.

I found this interesting article.
Impact of Visual Aids in Enhancing the Learning Process CaseResearch: District Dera Ghazi Khan

It states:
Visual aids are the devices that help the teacher to clarify, establish, and correlate and co-ordinate precise conceptions, understandings and appreciations and support him to make learning more actual, active, motivating, encouraging, significant and glowing.

 Research tells us:
Every individual has the tendency to forget. 
Proper use of visual aids helps to retain more concept permanently.

Students can study well when they are inspired properly through different visual aids. 

Visual aids grow the accurate image when the students see and hear properly. 

Visual aids provide complete example for conceptual thinking. 

Visual aids create the environment of interest for the students. 

Visual aids helps to increase the vocabulary of the students. 

Visual aids helps the teacher to get sometime and make learning permanent. 

Visual aids provide direct experience to the students. 

Learning can be reinforced with different teaching/learning resources because they stimulate, motivate as well as focus learners’ attention for a while during the instructional process. Visual aids arouse the interest of learners and help the teachers to explain the concepts easily. Visual aids are those instructional aids which are used in the classroom to encourage teaching learning process.

 As Singh (2005) defines: “Any device which by sight and sound increase the individual s' practice, outside that attained through read labeled as an audio visual aids”. Visual aids are those instructional devices which are used in the classroom to encourage learning and make it easier and motivating. The material like models, charts, film strip, projectors, radio, television, maps etc called instructional aids. (Rather, 2004).
Visual aids are effective tool that “invest the past with an air of actuality.” Visual aids distribute the learners with true knowledge, which detention their devotion and help in the understanding of the ancient marvels. They demand to the mind through the visual auditory senses. When we use visual aids as teaching aid, it is one of the aspects which root participation of students in the lesson because when students look at visual model or aid, it is measured as a kind of contribution.

From this research following conclusions have been drawn;
 1- The research concluded that using visuals aids as a teaching method stimulates thinking and improves learning environment in a classroom.
2- Effective use of visual aids substitutes monotonous learning environments.
3- Students develop and increase personal understanding of the areas of learning when they experience a successful and pleasant learning in the classroom.
 4- Students find visual aids sessions useful and relevant when it has some direct relation to the course content. 

So what visual aides are you using to enhance student learning ?

This research also showed links between improved vocabulary and the use of Visual aides - which is a major focus for Manaiakalani schools.

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