| Tools for teaching - A visual aids workshop, and instruction manual for health educators |
|Course outline: Visual aids workshop|
|Syllabus: Visual aids workshop|
|Suggested list of supplies|
|Workshop record sheet|
|Session 1. Introduction to the visual aids workshop|
|Illustration 1.1.1 - Learning chart (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Story 1.1.2 - The blind men & the elephant (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Illustration 1.1.3 - The blind men & the elephant (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Illustration 1.1.4 - Double arrows (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Illustration 1.1.5 - Faces/vase ambiguity (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Handout 1.4.1 - Principles of communication design (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Some notes on drawing|
|Handout 1.8.1 Making & using visual aids (Supplementary learning materials)|
|4. Flip charts|
|7. Comic books|
|14. Slide presentations|
|1.1 Orientation to class structure & methods|
|1.2 Types of visual aids: A survey|
|1.3 Media & techniques: An overview|
|1.4 Design considerations|
|1.5 The design process|
|1.6 Project assignments|
|1.7 Master plan|
|1.8 Homework assignment: Idea generation|
|Session 2. Project #1: Planning session 2.0|
|2.1 Design principles: Review|
|2.2 The design process: Review|
|2.3 Brainstorming & evaluation|
|2.5 Homework assignment: Design completion|
|Session 3. Project #1: Design & production 3.0|
|Handout 3.4.1 - Evaluation of activity (Supplementary learning materials)|
|3.1 Preliminary critique & discussion|
|3.2 Design modification|
|3.3 Finished artwork|
|3.4 Homework assignment: Pretest project #1|
|Session 4. Project #2: Design development 4 0|
|4.1 Project #1: Pretest reports|
|4.2 Project #2: Brainstorming & evaluation|
|4.4 Homework assignment: Design completion|
|Session 5. Project #2: Design & production 5.0|
|5.1 Project #1: Final evaluation|
|5.2 Project #2: Critique & discussion|
|5.3 Project #2: Design modification|
|5.4 Project #2: Finished artwork|
|5.5 Homework assignment: Pretest project #2|
|Session 6. Project #3: Design development 6.0|
|6.1 Project #2: Pretest reports|
|6.2 Project #3: Brainstorming & evaluation|
|6.4 Homework assignment: Design completion|
|Session 7. Project $3: Design/project #4: Planning 7.0|
|Handout 7.7.1 - A silkscreen manual (Supplementary learning materials)|
|A. Silkscreen frame construction|
|B. Squeegee construction|
|C. Silkscreen assembly|
|D. Silkscreen art preparation (cut stencil method)|
|E. Cutting the stencil|
|F. Adhering the stencil|
|G. Silkscreen inks & solvents|
|I. Silkscreen clean-up|
|7.1 Project #2: Final evaluation|
|7.2 Project #3: Critique & discussion|
|7.3 Project #3: Design modification|
|7.4 Review: Poster design considerations|
|7.5 Project #4: Brainstorming & evaluation|
|7.6 Project #4: Idea selection|
|7.7 Homework assignment|
|Session 8. Project #4, Preparation 8.0|
|8.1 Project #3: Pretest reports|
|8.2 Project #4: Silkscreen preparation|
|8.3 Keyline pattern & color separations|
|8.4 Homework assignment: Stencil cutting|
|Session 9. Project #4: Production & printing 9.0|
|Handout 9.5.1 - Take-home examination (Supplementary learning materials)|
|Handout 9.5.2 - Action plan (Supplementary learning materials)|
|9.1 Project #3: Final evaluation|
|9.2 Project #4: Adhering the stencil|
|9.3 Printing the poster|
|9.5 Homework assignment: Workshop evaluation|
|Session 10. WORKSHOP COMPLETION 10.0|
|Handout 10.4.1 - Certificate of completion (Supplementary learning materials)|
|10.1 Project #4 Completion|
|10.3 Take-home exam: Review & correction|
|10.4 Workshop wind-up|
A chalkboard is an effective, inexpensive, and easily used visual aid. For field presentations where there may not be a chalkboard available, a portable board can be constructed quite simply.
To make a chalkboard:
1) Carefully sand one side of a piece of plywood.
2) Paint with blackboard paint or any other flat colored paint.
3) Before writing on a new chalkboard, prepare the surface by wiping the board with a cloth or eraser covered with chalk dust. This will make subsequent erasing easier.
To make a combination chalkboard/flannelboard, glue a piece of felt or flannel to the back of the board. Or make the chalkboard from a piece of masonite (lawanit). The smooth side can serve as the chalkboard without any additional sanding. The rough side of the board will support felt-backed pictures.
To use a chalkboard:
1) Be sure that everyone in the audience can see the board.
2) Don't scribble on the board willy-nilly. Write clearly using minimum 1" letters.
3) Keep your presentation neat and orderly; write from top to bottom.
4) Accent important points by underlining.
5) When explaining/discussing chalkboard material, stand to the side of the board and use a pointer.
6) Do not mix up your material. Clean the chalkboard with a cloth or eraser after each topic discussion.
7) Encourage volunteers from the audience to use the chalk board to explain their ideas.
NOTE: If you think you will need to use the material on the chalkboard at a later time or for another group, it would probably be better to use a marking pen and a piece of paper taped to the wall. You can save the paper and avoid having to write the material out each time.