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Assessment Of The Instructional Materials For Teaching And Learning Of Office Technology And Management (OTM) Subjects In Federal College Of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State

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This study was carried to assess the instructional materials for teaching and learning of Office Technology and Management (OTM) subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised of all the eighteen lecturers in Office Technology and Management Department Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. There was no sampling because the populated was manageable. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study and eighteen (18) questionnaires were administered to the lecturers. Data were collected and analyzed using mean statistics. The analysis showed that typewriters and computers are available for teaching office technology and management subjects, only few computers are functioning, photocopier machines available are not in good working condition there is lack of maintenance and corruption and education system. On the basis of the findings, the researchers recommended among others that management of institutions should ensure that the computers and typewriters available are in good working condition, management of institution should ensure that students do not destroy the available instructional materials and maintenance culture should be embraced for effective utilization of the available instructional materials in office technology and management department

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study

The place of instructional materials in teaching and learning of Office Technology and Management (OTM) cannot be overstressed. This is due to the fact that the present Office Technology and Management curriculum can only be effectively implemented where instructional facilities are available. Oyinloye and Luwalola (2014) described instructional facilities used in Office Technology and Management as various office machines, equipment and devices for the purpose of imparting knowledge and training of students.

According to Nigerian Association of Business Educators (2004), Onah and Okoro (2010), instructional materials for teaching office technology and management courses include hardware, software and telecommunications in the form of personal computers, scanners, digital cameras, phones, faxes, modems, teleconferencing, compact disks, projectors, digital video disk player recorders, radio and television and programme such as data base systems used in education, digitalized laboratories, workshops and model offices.

Availability of instructional materials which ensures accreditation and reaccreditation of academic programme have generated serious issues and concern among scholars, researchers and business educators.

In modern teaching-learning situations, the utilization of instructional materials have become prominent because several experts and scholars are of the view that teaching will be better done if teaching aids or audio-visual aids are used and still, students learn better if they are exposed to use the teaching materials no matter how prototype it would be. The provision of instructional materials is supposed to cut across the four sensory organs viz-a-viz sight, hearing, touch and feeling. Learning is in the doing and for the purpose of this study; the aim is to prepare a training manual which will be used and not to be read like book. The aim is also to deal with instructional materials and the utilization methods in the context of a democratic relationship between teacher and student. The proven contribution of teaching aids to the education process and the availability of some many education processes and the availability some many different instructional materials offers to teachers an opportunity to enrich and improve their teaching.

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Every instructional material used for teaching is an aid. Such aids like chalkboard, books, maps, slides, modern pictures, radio, tape recorder, posters and charts, display boards and television are good examples for teaching. Learning could also be made pleasurable, if there are textbooks and other materials in the library so that students can, after guided and perhaps group or individual instructions be asked to practice on their own. The mental image you project on the telephone is determined by the way you say it (Uyanya, 2013). Because of the complete absence of instructional materials, most students leave school without acquiring the necessary skills of using the practical skills needed.

Olutola (2014) opined that the idea of excellence in any school depend on the goal set for itself but goals set in turn depends on what the teachers are capable of accomplishing in the teaching-learning process that show permanent change in the behavior of the students. Office Management Technology as the name implies is a field that requires the use of instructional materials for effective teaching and learning. According to Dike (2012) instructional materials facilitate teaching learning and when it is not available, learners cannot do well in any school subject.

This shows that the availability of instructional materials and its utilization in teaching and learning is vital to achieving educational goals and objectives.

Instructional materials serve as relevant tools or materials used by the teacher during office technology instructional process to facilitate teaching and learning and for the purpose of making the content of the instruction more practical and less vague. It therefore follows that such resources may be both human and non-human resources provided to facilitate the acquisition and evaluation of knowledge, skills, attitude, morals and values (Esu & Iyan-Abia, 2012). Ordinary words of verbalization have been found to inadequate for effective teaching and learning of Office Technology and Management. Instructional materials serve as channels through which massages, information, ideas and knowledge are disseminated easily. They can therefore be manipulated, seen, heard, felt and talked about.

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1.2 Statement of the Problem

Availability and usage of instructional materials is important to academic performance. Olutola (2013) was categorical in his view when he noted that the idea of excellence in any school depends on the goals set for itself, but goals in turn, depends on what the teachers are capable of accomplishing in the teaching-learning process that show a permanent change in the behaviour of the students. It is the opinion of this writer that like in any other practical or skilled subject, availability and usage of instructional materials and other teaching equipment and facilities in Office Technology and Management course are of great importance if the students’ academic performance is to be enhanced. According to Ulinfun,  Nwaokolo and Okongwu (2011) noted that efforts have been made within the last few years by individual academics and the Nigerian Association of Business Educators (NABE) to find out how Office Technology and Management subjects are administered in our schools especially in the context of the National Policy on Education (NPE) popularly referred to as the 6-3-3-4 system of education. Reports have brought discouraging remarks about the lack of instructional materials in the educational system.

One of the implications of the foregoing is that if the teaching materials needed for teaching skills subjects are not made available to teachers and at affordable prices to students where necessary, the teachers and students would be denied of the requisite exposure to such materials.

However, there have been reports of abysmal state of public educational institutions, especially colleges of education in Nigeria as manifested in inadequacy, or outright non-availability of instructional materials in the teaching and learning processes. Acharu and Solomon (2014) supported the above assertion and stated that, one of the major challenges facing the colleges of education is inadequate infrastructural facilities and the continuous breakdown and deterioration of existing facilities for teaching of Office Technology and Management courses which has affected students’ achievement and academic performances.

It is in view of this that this study is being carried out to assess the instructional materials for teaching and learning Office Technology and Management (OTM) in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State.

1.3 Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of this study is to assess instructional materials for teaching and learning of Office Technology Management (OTM) subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. Specifically, the study is aimed at finding out:

  1. The availability of instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba.
  2. The functionality of the available instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba.
  • The extent of the utilization of the available instructional materials in teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba.
  1. The challenges facing the availability of instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba
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1.5 Research Questions              

The following questions were formulated to guide the study:

  1. What are the instructional materials available for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba?
  2. How functional are the available instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba?
  • To what extent are the available instructional materials utilized by the teachers in teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba?
  1. What are the challenges facing the availability of instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba?

1.4 Significance of the Study      

The study would be useful to teachers, students, management of FCE (T) Asaba, and the government.

The study will help the teachers to find out the available instructional materials for teaching Office Technology and Management subject, how functional they are and how to utilize them for better teaching and learning.

Students will also benefit from this study because it will help them know the available materials that they can use to improve their skills and for better understanding of what has been taught.

It will help the management of Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba to know the challenges facing the availability and utilization of instructional materials and find ways of making available instructional materials for effective teaching and learning.

Finally, the study will add to the literature in the field of office technology management education.

1.6 Scope of the Study

This study focuses on teachers’ assessment of instructional materials for teaching and learning of office technology and management subjects in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba. With particular reference/emphasis on availability, functionality, utilization and challenges of instructional materials for teaching office technology and management subjects.

1.7 Area of the study

The study was carried out in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba,

Delta State.  The choice of the college was necessitated because it is an institution that train teachers who in impact knowledge into the younger generation.

Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba is located in Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta state Nigeria. The inhabitants of the college are teaching and no-teaching staff, students and business owners.


Pages:  62

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