Role of teaching learning materials in quality education of children with disabilities

In the traditional classroom teaching there is hardly any scope for the children to interact with the teacher, teaching learning materials (TLM) and the teaching-learning environment. So Teaching becomes very monotonous and students have to mostly rely on rote learning. Most often classroom teaching is dominated by the Lecture Method of teacher. Except some essential aids like chalk, duster, blackboard, Teaching learning materials are hardly used in the classroom. When used it may not be context-specific. As part of transforming education, the National Curriculum Framework 2005, advocates an outcomes based quality education approach to teaching learning and aims to bring about a significant shift towards schools and systems that are child-friendly and inclusive. The amended RTE Act, 2012, provides for inclusion of children with disability and ensures that every child in the age group of 6-14 years with special needs irrespective of the kind, category and degree of disability, is provided meaningful and quality education with support of resource room, TLM etc. One TLM will not be beneficial for all, some students can learn better from audio input, some from visual input and some from kinesthetic input. There is urgent need to develop appropriate TLM only after we can make the effective teaching learning process in our classroom.

Dev Nandan Kumar
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