The Importance of Media in Teacher Education Today and the Future

Adeyanju, ‘Lade Joel (1995)


The paper examined the effects of the use of media in teaching, and the types of media that teachers on training used to teach the secondary school students. 50 teachers undergoing the internship and practicum exercise were randomised and observed two times within a period of three weeks. The results of the survey method used indicated that 50 percent of the teachers used media in teaching. 30 percent haphazardly prepared flash cards to explain points to learners, while 20 percent stated in their lesson plan the instructional materials they intent to use, but failed to teach with them. It was suggested that teacher trainers should intensify efforts to produce and use adequately low cost media for instructing teachers.