EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS/RESOURCES IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING

ABSTRACT

The use of teaching materials and resources in teaching and learning play very important roles in education all over the world. According to Tamakloe, Amedahe and Atta (2005, p.60) a teaching material is “a material which a teacher uses to facilitate the learning, understanding and acquisition of knowledge, concepts, principle, or skills by his student”. Teaching and learning resources in education are the use of equipment and materials that are relevant to motivate, inform, instruct, and present the subject matter to the learner as well as marking learning easier than it would have been without it. The use of teaching and learning material/resources often engages the interest of the students, motivating them to learn and increasing their independence, and personal responsibility. Although it is difficult to assess the effectiveness if the use of instructional resources, some students have reported that the use of teaching and learning material/resources is successful in raising examination scores, improving student’s attitude and lowering the amount of the time required to master certain materials (Kurland 2008). While study result may vary greatly, there is a learning material/resources the use of the teaching and learning at all educational levels.