A STUDY ON THE USE OF TEACHING AIDS IN GEOGRAPHY AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN WEST BENGALJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.4, No. 31)
Publication Date: 2017-04-07
Authors : Swati Sarkar;
Page : 5648-5655
Keywords : Keywords: Geography; Teaching aids; Secondary school level.;
Geography is an important school subject at secondary school level in West Bengal. Geography as a field of study integrates diverse concepts and skills which demands availability of a variety of resources for effective learning. The scope of the subject Geography demands use of teaching aids to supplement verbal instruction. The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of teaching aids in Geography at secondary school level in West Bengal. Primary data for the study were sourced from seven secondary schools using a questionnaire, The sample included 210 secondary students of class nine in West Bengal. The study used a survey type research design. The findings from this study revealed that there is limited use of teaching aids in Geography at secondary school level.It is also found that a variety of teaching aids are used in Geography class though the usage of teaching aids is not uniform.Teaching aids like pictures, diagrams,globe,physical and political maps are used more in class for teaching Geography compared to other teaching aids.
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