CAUL Advisory Committees

Choosing and Using Texbooks

An interesting article from July 24, 2013 by: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog, asks lots of questions about textbooks including:

If what’s presented in class is also covered in the book, do students need both? Why? Do we present the concepts and use the book to support them with examples? Or is it the reverse? Do we hold students responsible for mastering the basics presented in the textbook and use class time to explore topics more deeply or to work on knowledge application? What do we, as teachers, do better than the book? Where does the book trump our efforts? How does the relationship change when the course is online? Should students understand the relationship between the material presented in class and the content covered in the textbook?

http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/choosing-and-using-textbooks/

Ralph Kiel
University Librarian

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