Many at times with time both teaching methods and teaching materials have rapidly changed over time. The main reason for these is that educators are doing their best to try and make learning delivered in a simple form but also cater for the learners with special needs as well. In addition to that the rapid growth on technology has resulted in a lot of these changes were a teaching is not necessarily needed to stand in a classroom to teach. With the presence of the internet a teacher can teach his or her learners from wherever they are without them being in one room. On the other hand instructional materials have now been added to the teaching and learning process. Given are the merits of using instructional materials I teaching.
The first benefits of is that it motivates the learner. The process of just teaching by the word of mouth at times tends to be very boring for the learners. In addition to that it being boring it makes the learners lose motivation and with that the learner with lose concentration where they at times even sleep while the lesson is going on. On the other hand with instructional learning, it is going to make the learner interested in what is happening and with that their level of concentration will increase so will their motivation as well.
The second benefit of instructional materials is that it summarizes information. Often then note a topic that could have been taught in a couple of hours may be taught is just minutes by the application of instructional materials. For example if you are trying to demonstrate a procedure you can be able to draw it on a chart where the learners can be able to see a drawing representation of the process without you trying to use several words to do so little time is going to be spent in the process.
The second advantage of instructional materials is that is going to encourage the continuity of thought. Often than not when learners are given an explanation by the word of mouth when the teacher gets to the next point often than not the previous point will have slipt their mind. But by the use of visual representation instructional materials have tried to prevent this from happening. The main reason being motion pictures will last longer in the brain.
In addition to that instructional materials is beneficial reason being it allows for presentation of matters symbolically. With teaching by the word of mouth the learner will always try to picture the image in their mind which often might not be correct but with instructional materials, they can see it. To finish, discussed are the advantages of instructional materials.