• Sulaimain Kamal-deen Olawale


The importance of Instructional Materials in any teaching/learning process can not be over-emphasized. This is for the fact that such materials enhance, facilitate and make teaching/learning easy, lively and concrete. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to look into the significance of Instructional materials in the effective teaching/learning of Islamic Studies in Nigerian Schools. It also attempts to shed more light on the way teaching/learning of Islamic Studies should be made to benefit from the modern technological advancement at all levels of educational institutions. It also investigates the Islamic point of view on instructional materials in the teaching/learning process. The methodology employed in this study was derived from books, journals, archives, newspapers, reports, the internet, the Holy Qur’an, and Ahadith. The paper revealed that teaching/learning with instructional aids is not a new phenomenon in Islam, it has been traced to the Prophet of Islam who used Instructional materials on several occasions in the process of imparting knowledge to his followers. It also discovered that Instructional technology or instructional media is introduced into the Nigerian Educational system with a view of promoting effective teaching/learning. It is recommended that Islamic Studies teachers need to select or improvise suitable Instructional materials or aids to facilitate teaching/learning and motivate their students. It finally offers some suggestions on how to make good use of Instructional materials for a better teaching/learning of Islamic Studies in NigerianSchool.


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