USING INDIGENOUS TANNED LEATHER THROUGH EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUE FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
1.1: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The use of instructional material is very essential and makes teaching and learning processes practically oriented; using these materials has enormous benefit to teachers and pupils as well as instructional dissemination generally. Instructional materials save the teacher the trouble of using lengthy verbal explanations. They attract the attention of pupils in what is being taught. Again, they provide the opportunity for students to take active part in the lesson. They therefore make it easier for pupils to understand what they are taught. The use of instructional material promotes the ability of pupils to remember what they have learned for a long time. They again help in transferring what has been learned in everyday life. Transfer of learning is therefore promoted in using teaching aids. Embroidery design techniques were generally known to be made only on textile fabrics. Some local fashion designers decorate their wares using embroidery design which is termed ‘joromi’, normally made on frocks worn by both genders. ‘Joromi’ designers have their style of executing embroidery, which is done only at the neck area, the sleeve edge, and at the lower edge of the attire. However, it was not until recently that badges were made locally using embroidery and a few foreign leather articles imported, decorated with embroidery are realized.
1.2: Statement of the Problem
The desire to find most appropriate approaches and materials for teaching and learning has made it possible for educational authorities to continuously investigate with the hope of identifying appropriate teaching and learning resources. It is in the light of this, that indigenous tanned leathers have been identified as a potential support for use in the manufacture of instructional materials. Taking cognizance of its natural characteristics in terms of...