The Impact of Visual Aids on Memory in Preaching
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- visual aids; hearers; sermon; memory of message
Are hearers able to better retain what they have heard preached if visual aids are used? This is the central question answered by this thesis. A primary presupposition of this project is that when we involve the use of sight during the sermon event, our ablitity to remember what was said increases. In this study, the theoretical and theological analysis of remembering and memory are discussed in connection with the use of visuals for retention. Those who participated in the project as hearers were asked to evaluate some sermons that used visual aids and some that did not. Based on the answers given some conclusions can be drawn to demonstrate that the use of visual aids can have a significant impact on the memory of the hearers.