For decades verbal messages such as lectures and printed lessons have been the primary means of explaining ideas to learners. Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool for humans, this thesis explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. An alternative to purely verbal presentations is to use audio-visual aids in which people learn both from words and pictures. Recent advances in technology have promoted new efforts to understand the potential of audio-visual aids as a mean of promoting primary school students understanding. In particular the focus in this thesis is on whether people deeply when ideas are expressed in words and pictures rather in words alone. Students preferentially take in and process information in different ways: by seeing and hearing, reflecting and acting, reasonably logically and intuitively, analyzing and visualizing steadily. It is seen that audio visual aids facilitates student learning and teaching by catering all types of learners.
Research was conducted in private and public schools of Lahore. Questionnaires were used as an instrument of the study. Analysis of these questionnaires revealed that there was a mark difference in the responses of the teachers of both the schools. All the teachers agreed upon this fact that they use audio visual aids in the classrooms for teaching process successfully. The hypotheses of the study were proved. After observing both the schools with and without audio visual aids there was a difference in the performance of the students. Hence, the audio visual aids are the essential part of student teaching and learning and make teaching and learning effective.