The use of teaching aids in environmental studies teaching and learning process
A case study of a selected school in Oshana Region
The purpose of this study was to explore the junior primary teachers’ use of teaching aids in the Environmental Studies teaching and learning process. The study used a case study design within the qualitative research approach. The sample comprised of five (5) junior primary teachers who were purposively selected. Observation and individual interview methods were employed to collect data. Data were analysed by the using thematic approach. The study results revealed financial constraints, lack of knowledge in designing aids, lack of time for making teaching aids for each lesson, limited space in the classroom and inadequate storerooms as hindrance to effective use of teaching aids. The study provided crucial information on the use teaching aids in the Environmental Studies teaching and learning process and recommends that teachers be trained on learning material development. The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture should also provide adequate teaching resource materials and facilities to schools for junior primary teachers to effectively teach and impart knowledge and skills in learners at this crucial phase.