Widening the scope of thinking by widening the scope of textbooks

Khandpur, Saachi (2019) Widening the scope of thinking by widening the scope of textbooks. Learning Curve (3). pp. 50-51.

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A text can be defined as anything that provides information, whether primary or secondary, that aids in the study of a particular topic. This is what I was taught within my first few classes at college in the United States. This threw me off, as throughout my schooling in India, I was taught that text could only refer to textbooks. A textbook that was used as the standard to follow in the study of a particular course. I was surprised that most of my classes in college did not use any textbooks. I was assigned movies to watch, speech transcripts to read and fiction and non-fiction books to absorb. It was an idea alien to me that such materials could be as effective, if not more so, in the instruction and learning of a course.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: textbook,my entrepreneurship textbook,disseminating knowledge ,stages of education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Learning Curve
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 15:38
Last Modified: 06 May 2019 15:38
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1973
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