| Tools for teaching - A visual aids workshop, and instruction manual for health educators |
|Session 1. Introduction to the visual aids workshop|
Three blind men were walking through the jungle one day when they chanced to meet an elephant. It was their first encounter with such an animal and they were anxious to understand the nature of the beast. The first blind man grabbed the elephant's trunk. "An elephant is just like a big snake," he exclaimed, "long and round and sinuous."
"You are quite mistaken," contradicted the second blind man as he placed his two hands flat against the elephant's side. "An elephant is like the side of a house, broad and flat."
"You are both wrong," said the third blind man who was hanging on to the animal's tail. "An elephant is exactly like a piece of rope. I am sure of this because I am holding it in my hand."
And so they continued through the jungle, each man convinced that he alone understood the true nature of the elephant.