Religious Education: What are the limitations of using a tape recorder in the teaching of Religious Education?

CHAPTER SIX

6a ix). Examine the use of Audio-visual materials in the teaching of Religious Education.

Audio-visual materials

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.

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