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Purpose of Using Additional Teaching Materials

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Education is not only the process of preparing individuals for life but also life itself. It is a fact that education environments are intertwined with life. At this point, teachers have an important role in regulating the educational environment and providing it to the service of the student. To accomplish this task, teachers need to have some critical skills and characteristics. At the beginning of these skills is the regulation of teaching environments by the needs of the students and real life.

This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Miraç G. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT.

Concept of Teaching

Effective regulation of teaching environments is not always a difficult and expensive task. Sometimes a simple picture or acetate allows the information we want to give orally to be given in a much shorter time and permanently. Before explaining the effectiveness of teaching materials in teaching environments, we should focus on what teaching as a concept means. Because what we understand about teaching also affects how we perform teaching as teachers and how we develop and use instructional materials in this process.

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When Are Materials Used?

Materials are used in some teaching environments to support learning, while in some environments they are used in a purely teacher role and transfer the content directly to the students. The things we learn best are the things we learn by doing to ourselves. The aims of the most effective use of educational materials are to stage the content to be taught from abstract to material and to enable the student to address more than one sensory organ. The teacher should prepare the teaching materials with these findings in mind and be able to present them to the use of the student in the teaching environment.

Also, the preparation and use of teaching materials in the course require special attention and attention. The teacher must determine which tools and equipment will be used in the lesson plan and when to use them. A written material with visual characteristics would be more concrete and effective than a written material composed solely of text. Therefore, teachers ' choice and use of materials with these characteristics in the selection of written materials will make the teaching environment more effective.

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Also, the use of pictures and graphics in teaching is an effective method of attracting and protecting the attention of the students. And I think, students working on real objects and models within the classroom increase their motivation and make learning fun. Presenting audiovisual features to the student together is another factor that increases the impact of such materials on teaching. Besides these advantages, the use of educational software in the educational environment requires the existence of computer technology, which is expensive and sometimes difficult to use.

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The most effective learning environment for students is the one in which students are active. Permanent, monitored learning occurs for the student if they participate in the environments in which they are active. In this way, all kinds of course materials should be prepared as far as possible by the principle of student activity. The purpose of the course material is to supervise the teaching activities designed and implemented by the teacher. The most effective approach is to use the main and important themes of the course material for the presentation of the content, not to transfer the entire content to the student.

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