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What is Instructional Materials

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies
Instructional materials refer to the human and non-human materials and facilities that can be used to ease, encourage, improved and promote teaching and learning activities. They are whatever materials used in the process of instruction. They are a broad range of resource which can be used to facilitate effective instruction. They indicate a systematic way of designing, carrying out and employing the total process of learning and communication and employing human and non-human resources to bring out a more meaningful and effective instruction. They are human and non-human material that a teacher uses to pass information to the learner in his/her class.
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Relevance of the Use of Instructional Materials in Teaching and Pedagogical Delivery: An Overview
Monsuru Babatunde Muraina (Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8162-0.ch008
This chapter examined the relevance of the use of instructional materials or teaching aids in teaching and pedagogical delivery. This is because of the importance that is attached to the use of instructional materials in influencing students' learning outcomes in schools. The chapter elucidated the meaning and concept of teaching within the pedagogical context. It further explained the concept of instructional materials and the various types and their relevance. The principles for the selection of instructional materials and guidelines for the use of instructional materials were discussed. The various problems that are associated with the use of instructional materials for teaching and pedagogical delivery were highlighted. Lastly, recommendations such as the need for school administrators and government to provide instructional materials and to send teachers to conferences, workshops and seminars in order to develop in them instructional materials improvisation skills and mechanisms for maintenance culture were proffered.
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Innovative Curriculum Development and Content Creation With Generative AI
These are the tools and resources used by educators to facilitate and enhance the teaching process. Instructional materials support the delivery of educational content, helping to explain concepts and guide the learning process. They are aligned with specific learning objectives, teaching methodologies and focus on the “how” of teaching. Examples of instructional materials include lesson plans, teaching guides, instructional videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources used in classrooms or virtual learning environments. They are designed to make the learning process more effective and efficient for both educators and students.
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Transforming Preservice Mathematics Teacher Knowledge for and with the Enacted Curriculum: The Case of Digital Instructional Materials
Instructional materials are defined as resources that organize and support instruction, such as textbooks, tasks, and supplementary resources (adapted from Remillard & Heck, 2014 ).
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