The paper “Designing and Use of Teaching and Learning Materials” is a convincing version of coursework on education. According to Bernstein (1996, 2000) on his approach to the typology of pedagogy as competence and execution of pedagogic concepts provides a positive lens for the analysis of various modalities of technology in learning pedagogy. The paper shows that behavioral and cognitive dependent pedagogy is proportional to Bernstein’ s pedagogic performance modality that responds to constructivist educational technology. This paper focuses on the concepts realized through critical analysis of the learning theories.
It is re-conceptualized to suit the topic under study. Furthermore, the paper makes a critical investigation into the application of social logic as portrayed by Bernstein. Designing and Use of Teaching and Learning Materials
IntroductionAdvancement in technology has influenced the education sector in a great way. With the new technology, it has influenced teaching in class; presentation of information, communication between tutors and students, and most importantly in handling and submission of assignments for the student to their instructors. In addition, it moved to a higher level in which the tutors can test their students online and use the designed databases to suit their demands.
In fact, the presentation and design of teaching materials has changed drastically. The traditional learning materials are being scrapped with the introduction of software and other computer-aided design that facilitate this process. With the generation in school being born in an advanced stage of technology, traditional ways of presenting teaching materials have attracted less attention to them. It touches on all levels of teaching, monitoring of the progress, and ways in which exams are handled. The design of the learning materials determines their effectiveness in enhancing students’ understanding.
In this process, the students learning abilities and weaknesses have to be determined and later considered in the material. This paper focuses on the teaching/ learning materials design that suits a learner considering technologically available forms of presentation. Target LearnersThe materials prepared are mainly targeting children in learning institutions within the age of 10 to 12 years. This material is critical for all learners both in a classroom set up and in the online platform. The material is delivered in a language easy to read, follow, and understand.
The material is targeting learners who have just been introduced into computer use. This simple task examines the learner’s knowledge in the opening, saving, and closing of a PowerPoint presentation. The learner must be able to carry out the activities therein. Their personal involvement is highly encouraged and their contribution important to attain the objective which is to ensure by the end of the lesson they are able to open, save, and close a PowerPoint presentation. Learning ObjectiveThe objective of the material is to enlighten the learner with simple skills in the use of computers.
To specify the objective, the materials are divided into three portions where the achievement of each task is essential are inter-related. Opening a PowerPoint presentation may be a problem for a learner who has limited knowledge of its use. The objective is simplified to a single statement that requires the learner to open a PowerPoint project, save it on their desktop, carryout some practices, and lastly close the application. The objectives of this class are simple and easy to understand. This makes it possible for the learner to understand what is required of them.
The objective of this class can be carried out to both class setting and online. The availability of the pictorial and well-defined procedure makes it achievable and timely.
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