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Chapter 3

Why Textbooks Are Not Enough

The Role Of Textbooks - Teachers may use textbooks if they lack other materials to choose from. - Supplement and clarify the teacher's lesson. - Support student's learning using examples and real-world applications.

The Trouble With Textbooks

- Too expensive- Too heavy/ big- Superficial - Too hard to read- Badly designed-Authoritarian-Inaccurate- Not written for students

What Should We Do?

-Switch to one textbook per student-Not rely on the newest edition-Stop having textbook-centered courses-Use more hands-on tools that can enhance learning-Use as a reference ONLY-Use shorter books and only focus on important sections