Why Wall Charts?

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Having competent teachers is important. But a competent teacher with quality textbooks but no teaching aid (wall charts) is like a carpenter with a good tack hammer but no nails.

Wall charts are large graphics or posters designed for display on a wall as a teaching aid or source of information.  Put differently, a wall chart is a type of large poster often displaying information for educational use. Wall charts’ existence dates back to the 1840s.

If a school has competent teachers and quality textbooks both for teachers and pupils, one may be tempted to ask: why wall chart again?

Educational wall charts serve numerous functions: they are used to illustrate concepts or things, demonstrate processes, differentiate between similar things, capture interest and stimulate emotion, etc.

Having competent teachers is important. But a competent teacher with quality textbooks but no teaching aid (wall charts) is like a carpenter with a good tack hammer but no nails.

Wall charts drive in the message well with their visual illustrations. For instance, a research has shown that visual aids “…help the teacher to clarify, establish, and correlate and co-ordinate precise conceptions, understandings and appreciations and support him to make learning more actual, active, motivating, encouraging, significant and glowing.” (Ghulam Shabiralyani et al, 2015)

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Wall charts motivate and inspire students to learn, effectively illustrate a concept, provide reproducible for students’ use, provide directions for hands-on activities, provide suggestions for additional instructional activities, and so on.

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