With time both teaching methods and teaching materials have tremendously changed over time. This is because educators are trying their level best not only to teach well but to cater for students with special needs as well. The rapid increase in technology has been a major factor in some of the changes that are taking place in the field of education wherein is not necessarily classroom teaching that is needed. However, with the presence of the internet it is not needed that a teacher and the learner be in one room of teaching and learning to take place amply. Moreover, instructional materials have been included in 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. Many at times the teaching and learning process that occurs by the use of word of mouth often tend to be a bit boring to the learner. Furthermore, assuming the learners is bored they will lose concentration where they are going to lose motivation and even most of them will switch to something else like even sleeping. 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.
In addition to the help of that instructional material in summarizing information. A whole topic that could have been taught in a couple of hours can be taught in some minutes by the use 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.
Thirdly, instructional materials is going to boost the continuity of thought. Many at times teaching by word of mouth comes with a lot of disadvantages where when the teachers finished explaining one step and moves to the next most of the learners tend to have forgotten the previous point. However, instructional materials tend to cub these by allowing for the flow of thought by the use of visual representation. This is because motion pictures tends to stick to the brain more.
On the other hand, instructional tends to present matters in a symbolic form. Instructional materials will allow the learner to get to see the images, unlike teaching by word of mouth which calls for the learner to have only imaginary images that may not be correct. To end, above are some benefits of instructional materials.