6a ix). Examine the use of Audio-visual materials in the teaching of Religious Education.
The materials included in this group are: films, televisions, videos and sound slides. Use
of audio-visual materials in RE teaching is very important because they:
extend human perception by revealing the remote, the inaccessible, the invisible and the inaudible to the learners.
bring the outside world with its differing cultures to an R.E classroom more vividly than any other means under the teacher’s control. This arouses interest in history learning.
stimulate thinking among the learners and change their attitudes by providing another dimension to learners’ view of reality
summarize information by allowing time lapse photography; an event which took many years can be shown in few hours e.g. the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the Ten Commandments the passion of Christ.
clarify new terms and concepts and act as a spring board for further discussion.