History and Government: What are the limitations of using a chalk board?


3b x). State the limitations of using a chalk board.

Limitations of chalkboard

Although the chalkboard is an effective teaching tool it has a number of shortcomings:

  • A lot of time is spent writing on the chalkboard instead of teaching,
  • Use of chalkboard does not cater for individual differences, especially learners with low writing speed and reading problems.
  • Use of chalkboard poses health problems,
  • Use of the chalkboard is dusty and messy and this discourages some teachers from using it effectively.
  • Very few teachers have the skill of chalkboard work or writing. This prevents them from utilizing it effectively,
  • Sometimes the size of the chalkboard delimits its effective utilization especially when it is too small

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