SELECTION, PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF VISUAL DISPLAY MATERIALS: AN EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR QUALITATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Usman Shola Raheem; Abdulkareem, Musa Adebayo & Umar, Madiwu Abubakar
The paper examined the concept of visual displayed material from, selection, production and utilization point of view in relation to effective and qualitative teaching and learning process in Nigerian secondary schools. Visual display materials could be regarded as an instructional aid which appeals to the learner sense of seeing which could be projected vertically to support effective teaching and learning. It includes wall chart, illustrated picture, and pictorial materials television projector etc. to attract attention, develop interest and adjust the learning climate. The paper look into the concept and importance of visual displayed materials, selection criteria in utilization of visual displayed materials and its characteristics as it related to integration in teaching and learning process. The paper concludes that visual display material help to visualized the phenomena of instruction and help student analysed the fact from the concept learnt. Therefore, selection of this material must follow well planed criteria for effective use. It recommended among others that government and all other stakeholders to ensure that essential visual materials like computers, projector, realia and other relevant instructional aids are provided to facilitate the teaching and learning of process in schools. Also, government must ensure that teachers are motivated to discharge their duties effectively so that the students’ performance could not be thwarted as a result of the teachers’ negligence.