Paper-1 Mini-Series Part 2 Study Notes on Teaching Aids

By Ashwani Tyagi|Updated : June 30th, 2021

UGC NET Exam consist of paper-1 and paper-2. Paper- 1 is common for all students and Paper-2 is subject specific. Any aspirant who aims to clear NET/NET-JRF has to prepare Paper-1 holistically. Aspirant should aim 70+ in Paper-1 to qualify JRF. Teaching Aptitude is the most important section of Paper-1. Every year 5 questions are asked from this section. In today's post we are providing Study notes on Teaching Aids for UGC NET Exam 2021. Always attempt mock tests to identify your weak areas. Happy learning!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

UGC NET Exam consist of paper-1 and paper-2. Paper- 1 is common for all students and Paper-2 is subject-specific. Any aspirant who aims to clear NET/NET-JRF has to prepare Paper-1 holistically. Aspirants should aim 70+ in Paper-1 to qualify JRF. Teaching Aptitude is the most important section of Paper-1. Every year 5 questions are asked from this section. In today's post, we are providing Study notes on Teaching Aids for UGC NET Exam 2021. Always attempt mock tests to identify your weak areas. Happy learning!!

Teaching Aids

  • Teaching aids are the instruments or instructional methods used by teachers.
  • They help in better learning, retention and recall, thinking and reasoning and personal growth and development.
  • Students understand better and in lesser time with these mediums.
  • The learning process becomes interesting with the help of teaching aids.

Benefits of Teaching aids

  • Students retain the concept for a long period of time.
  • The traditional method of teaching is monotonous, therefore teaching aids helps to break this monotony.
  • Teaching aids motivates students.
  • Better learning takes place because it supplements the verbal instruction method of teaching.
  • It provides variety to students, therefore keeps them interested in lectures.
  • Teaching aids encourages students to participate in class.
  • Experts sitting miles away from the actual classroom could be brought to class for teaching.

How is the online method of teaching different from the offline method of teaching

  • In the offline method, teaching is restricted to four walls but in Online method, anyone form any part of the world could take part in class.
  • The offline method of teaching is Teacher-centred but online method is usually Learner- centred.
  • The offline method of teaching has fixed timing but online lectures could be accessed by students at their own convenience.
  • The offline method is beneficial for students living in remote areas without electricity but for Online electricity and internet connectivity is must.
  • The offline method has limited sitting arrangements for students but in Online medium any number of students could watch lectures.

Audio Aids

  • In these devices, teaching or message is only heard. It appeal to the hearing senses of students.
  • Examples- podcast, radio sets, telephone, mobile, audio players, etc.
  • Difference between Podcast and Radio is podcast is available on internet. Podcasts are also uploaded online for the user to listen it later.

Visual Aids

  • In these devices , teaching or instructing take place through visual aids. It appeals to the eyes of students.
  • Examples- slides, posters, flashcards, Mind-maps, posters, etc.

Audio-Visual Aids

  • In these devices, Teaching or instruction can take place through both audio and visual medium simultaneously.
  • Examples- Puppets, films, cartoons, drama or play, online videos, etc.

Projected Aids

  • In these teaching aids projector is used for teaching.
  • These arouse interests in students.
  • Students also presents their presentation or assignments using Projectors.
  • Examples- Slides, filmstrip, silent films etc.

Slide

  • It is one of the most popular Visual aid.
  • Projector is used for projecting slides to classroom.
  • The projection can be made on a screen or on a white wall.
  • It is transparent-mounted picture that is projected by focusing light through it.
  • Microsoft power point is the most common software used for preparing slides.
  • Animations, picture, charts, etc could be used to build the interest of students.
  • Projected aids could be done through Handheld projector or Overhead projector.

Non-projected Aids

  • In these visual aids teaching is done without projecting.
  • This is easier method of teaching, cheaper, no power supply required and easy to handle.
  • This is only used for small group for students.
  • Example- Charts, Flash cards, graphs, etc.

Charts and graphs

  • It doesn’t require any software, can be drawn manually.
  • It is used to tabulate a large mass of information.
  • It can make subjects interesting, can be used for comparative studies.
  • Different types of charts are- Bar charts, Pie chart, Tabular chart, Tree chart, Flow chart, Pictorial chart, Overlay chart, Pull chart, Striptease chart, Flip chart.

Flash cards

  • They are small cards usually used to display important information.
  • Only important points are written on flash cards.
  • They are flashed to audience one at a time in a sequence.
  • They can be used for quiz where the question is on one side an answer is on other side.

Mind Maps

  • These can be drawn with hand as well with using the software.
  • It boosts creativity and helps in memorisation of important points.
  • This method was developed by Tony Buzan in 1960.
  • It is like a diagram for representing tasks, words, concepts arranged around a central topic.
  • Students externalise concepts and understand the connections between different ideas.

Display Boards

  • This form of teaching facilitates step-by-step presentation of the topic taught by the teacher.
  • The presentation may be adjusted by keeping the interest of students.
  • It helps in taking notes for students.
  • More chances of knowledge retention in this form of teaching.
  • Examples of Display Boards- Blackboard, Whiteboard, Bulletin board,  Magnetic board.

Factors influencing the selection of teaching aids

  • The literate audience understands print media, whereas the less literate audience understands pictures and symbols more.
  • The online method of teaching or projector method is used for a larger audience.
  • Radio and television medium is used to disseminate more awareness.
  • Complex subjects or difficult topics require an audio-visual mode to make learning interesting and easy to understand.
  • Teaching aids like the internet are helping in reaching a larger audience thereby reducing the initial cost of setup which used to be a hindrance before.
  • Visual Teaching aids are proving appealing and attractive for students. It is keeping them engaged.

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