Using Teaching Aids in Primary School

Prof Clare Benson, Liz Smart, Richard Pearson
2001, Vol. 6, No. 1,


As teachers have experienced greater pressures on their time, effective time management has become increasingly important. Priorities have to be identified and some activities that used to be carried out have had to be curtailed. Evidence from teachers' courses suggests that the making of teaching aids and support materials for design and technology has certainly been curtailed, at best, and not carried out at all in many cases. During a 10-day INSET course, teachers were given the opportunity to make a range of teaching aids and to present them in a variety of ways, appropriate to the needs of thei r schools. Liz Smart discusses the teaching aids she produced and Richard Pearson explains his rationale for the use of teaching aids.

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