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close this book Tools for teaching - A visual aids workshop, and instruction manual for health educators
close this folder Session 1. Introduction to the visual aids workshop
View the document Illustration 1.1.1 - Learning chart (Supplementary learning materials)
View the document Story 1.1.2 - The blind men & the elephant (Supplementary learning materials)
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View the document Illustration 1.1.5 - Faces/vase ambiguity (Supplementary learning materials)
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View the document 1.1 Orientation to class structure & methods
View the document 1.2 Types of visual aids: A survey
View the document 1.3 Media & techniques: An overview
View the document 1.4 Design considerations
View the document 1.5 The design process
View the document 1.6 Project assignments
View the document 1.7 Master plan
View the document 1.8 Homework assignment: Idea generation

Session 1. Introduction to the visual aids workshop

PURPOSE

Session 1 will describe the structure and requirements for the visual aids workshop. It will present an overview of the many types of visual aids, and nonformal methods for using these aids, available to the health educator. The second part of Session 1 will acquaint the participant with the fundamental principles of visual aids design and construction including media, technique, and conceptual process. Participants will be encouraged to work cooperatively, contributing their individual talents and expertise to the group effort.

OBJECTIVES

Participants will experience first-hand nonformal, participatory teaching strategies supplemented by visual aids. They will be able to list the design requirements of an effective visual aid and describe the principle steps in the design process. They will draw up a master plan of projects to be completed during the course of the workshop.

MATERIALS

course outline

syllabus

newsprint (or brown paper)

felt pens

masking tape

learning chart (1.1.1)

story (1.1.2)

illustrations (1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5)

PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN (handout 1.4.1)

MAKING & USING VISUAL AIDS (handout 1.8.1)

examples of visual aids

art supplies for workshop

The Design Process (prepared list)

 

PREPARATION

1) Reproduce and collate sufficient numbers of the course outline and syllabus for all participants to have their own copy of each.

2) Reproduce and collate sufficient numbers of the two instruction manuals (handouts 1.4.1 and 1.8.1) for all participants to have their own copies.

NOTE: If your budget cannot accomodate a copy of both manuals for each participant, duplicate four copies of each and ask teams to share this resource material.

3) Reproduce one copy of the story (1.1.2)

4) Follow instructions to enlarge learning chart (1.1.1), illustrations 1.1.3, 1.1.4, and 1.1.5 on newsprint or brown paper.

5) List on a large piece of paper the 12 steps in the design process (see Activity 1.5). List only the main steps. Explanations of the process can be brought out during the discussion.

6) Assemble the art supplies you will be using during the workshop.

7) Gather as many examples of visual aids as you can find posters, brochures, comics, games, puppets, etc.

ACTIVITY SEQUENCE

Estimated Time

1.1 Orientation to Class Structure & Methods

45 minutes

1.2 Types of Visual Aids: A Survey

30

1.3 Media & Techniques: An Overview

15

*** Merienda

10

1.4 Design Considerations

25

1.5 The Design Process

20

1.6 Project Assignments

20

1.7 Master Plan

10

1.8 Homework Assignment Idea Generation

5

 

180 minutes