Use AV materials to illustrate the main points in the lesson plans. Use a variety of materials such as diagrams, flip-charts and models. Some parts of a curriculum that involve processes, such as examining a pregnant woman or delivering a baby, may be better illustrated by moving pictures such as films or videos.
Make the visual aids interactive. Ask the trainees what they see or understand from the visuals and start a discussion on the subject. Visuals can be used in the classroom with a group of trainees or in small training groups.
An effective method is to have a student use a visual aid to demonstrate a point with other students. This will give students practice in using visual aids to do health education in the community.
See Reference 15 for further information on how to use visual aids.