The research investigated into the effect of adequate use of audio and visual aids in the teaching and learning of social studies in some selected secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State. In order to carryout the study some research question were postulated. They are;
i. Are audio and visual aids available to effect the teaching and learning processing in the study area?
ii. What are the role of the school management for adequate use and provisions of such facilities?
iii. Are the teacher well trained to use the facilities?
The research instrument used was questionnaires oral interview and participant observation. The data collected were analysed using the simple percentage tabulation method. A total of thirty (30) respondents were used. In conclusion, some recommendations were preferred to alleviate the identified problems
TABLE OF CONTENT
Chapter one: introduction
Background to study
Statement of problems
Purpose of study
Significance of study
Scope of study
Limitation of study
Definition of terms
Chapter three: methodology
Source of data
Population and sample
Instrument for collecting data
Validation of data
Reliability of the instrument
Method of data collection
Data analysis techniques
Analysis of data
Summary, findings, recommendations and conclusions
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Audio and visual materials like radio, projector, chalkboard etc play a very important role in teaching/learning of social studies. These instructional materials came into existence when an exhibition was held in Austria. In the exhibition home schools from USA attended the exhibition where they displayed different forms of audio and visual materials even audio visual materials were also presented. Some of them were Radio, cassette, blackboard (wooden), Graph, Television, Charts and numerous posters to educate people that attended the exhibition. (Akolo, 2000)
As a result of the exhibition held the importance of the use of audio and visual media came into being for effective teaching and learning back in USA people started forming different association such as motion picture and these associations helped in distributing instructional materials all over USA and also propagated education.
The aims of introducing these materials by the school of throughout in Austria and those that attended the conference as to bring about effective teaching and learning process. Under education policy, schools were required to use different forms of instructional materials to facilitate learning, but these schools ended up not using term.
This was in 1995 when the colonial government a commission to consider the possibility of using radio and television in teaching and learning process. In the report of the commission, it was recommended that the materials (audio and visual aids) should be used.
In 1957, the first educational media was introduced and also in 1959 television was used in enhancing effecting teaching/learning.
Based on the above recommended, audio and visual materials or aid can be seen as an observable measure and capable of improving learning outcome. From the write of there, an economic teaching should try to improvise teaching aids in their schools, and also make appropriate use of instructional materials (audio and visual) in teaching-learning of social studies in different schools.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
For successful survey there is need to focus attention on the following problems;
1. How does the type of teacher trained or untrained affect the use of audio and visual aid?
2. Is the quantity and quality of instructional materials (audio and visual) in the school affecting the effective teaching of the subject?
3. Are the teachers using the available instructional aids adequately?
4. The community and the government aware of the importance of teaching materials in the teaching of various subjects in Oredo Local Government Area?
5. Is there proper maintenance in terms of repairing and servicing fo the audio and visual materials available?
In carrying out the study, the researcher had a certain basis assumption of social studies?.