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Approaching the Text

Teaching with a textbook can have its advantages and its challenges. Our faculty interviewees discuss the possibilities of incorporating a textbook into their overall course design.





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French 101: Working with the Textbook (Flash Video 14.6MB Sep2 09) (3:50 min)
The textbook can serve as a "marker" for students, and they need the structure that it provides, but Christine strives for a creative balance in its use.

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History 161: Unpacking the Reading (Flash Video 15.4MB Mar30 09) (4:02 min)
Parna articulates her strategies for helping students engage large ideas in the reading.

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History 161: Reading Text Aloud in Class (Flash Video 11.9MB Mar30 09) (3:08 min)
Parna evaluates her strategy of having students read aloud in class, including both its benefits and its limitations.

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Math 106: Working with Textbooks (Flash Video 11.5MB Mar27 09) (3:05 min)
Deanna talks about how she teaches students to read a textbook with understanding and integrate it into the regular work of the class. She also talks about the importance of working outside of class.