IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Anyonje Florence Muteheli
Use of instructional media in teaching and learning is of paramount importance. The purpose of this study was to find out the different types of instructional media that teachers use to teach oral literature in in secondary schools in Bungoma South Sub-County. The main objective was to find out teachers’ use of instructional media during oral literature lessons and students’ response when they are taught using media. The study was based on Piaget’s Theory of cognitive development which stresses that children through their experiences in the environment develop mental constructs. These stimulate their thinking and knowledge acquisition. Using purposive and simple random sampling techniques, a sample of 242 respondents was selected to participate in this study. Data was collected using self-developed questionnaires, classroom observation and interview schedule and analysed using frequencies and percentages. The study established that there are different types of media in schools but teachers mostly used textbooks and chalkboard. During lessons taught using media students were found to be motivated, active and interested in the lesson proceedings. Hence this study recommends that teachers should be encouraged to plan lessons that incorporate media and teach using different types of media in order to make learning more meaningful and interesting to students.