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How to Prepare Training & Study Materials

Study materials are necessary for educational programs and training activities. This include (but not limited to) audio-visual aids, workbooks, and online lessons at What is the best approach in developing a step-by-step guide in training? Here are the key points to follow:

  1. Identify the objectives

    What does the trainer want to achieve after the training?

    In a pre-school set-up, the teacher's objective is to help children identify the difference between an apple and a banana.

  2. Set the time frame

    How long is the module going to last? Based on step 1 example, the estimated time for teaching pre-school children about apples and bananas is 30 minutes. This ensures that the time spent for each training is commensurate with the expected results.

  3. Create a Syllabus

    A Syllabus is also known as the outline or the summary of topics covered in a study/course. This will serve as the teacher/trainer’s guide so he would be able to provide the necessary information to his students.

  4. Prepare the materials (with examples)

    Visual aids

    A picture of the apple, banana, and other fruits in flash cards is an example of a tool to use for teaching pre-school children.


    Provide the children with coloring books so they'll be able to identify the correct colors for each fruit.

  5. Audio Tools

    Let the children experience interactive learning through tablets and computers. With the help of videos and audio materials, learning will be faster. They'll be having fun as well with kiddie graphics and animated lecture.

  6. Exercises

    Evaluate the students/trainees by providing exercises and quizzes.

    Going back to the example, assess the pre-school students with oral and written exercises.

    The students' and trainees' efficiency will often depend on the mentor's coaching and instructions. Thus, an application of the above guidelines benefits in developing and improving one's teaching strategies.