Textbooks I use are culturally suitable for my students 4. I believe following a textbook gives students feeling of progression in language learning 5. The activities and strategies used in textbooks are always more effective than teacher-prepared materials 6. Textbooks are invaluable resources in terms of reading materials 7. Textbooks are very great listening resources 8.
Big book is an effective tool for young children. Moreover to introduce a lesson it will help to read a story relate in a topic, so young children will show interest and they will engage in the classroom. As a result, it will help the teacher to carry the lesson without any difficulty. Big book is one of the wonderful visual aid for children to use in the class room. It is important to our children in educational life.
Textbooks hold a cogent role in the teaching /learning process as they are the basic agents of transmitting knowledge to learners. The primary function of a textbook is to make available the exited knowledge and to facilitate the learners. Hutchinson and Torres (1994) state that a textbook plays a very important role in teaching /learning process. They state that textbooks provide the necessary input into classroom lessons through different activities, readings and explanations. Thus, textbooks will always fulfill the required needs.
2.1. The Role of Textbook in ELT Context Textbooks are useful and important in ELT context but providing an exact and perfect definition of their t role is very difficult. For years there have been vigorous arguments on desirability of using textbooks as a basis for teaching. Advocates for using textbooks like Grave (2007) who defines them as important teaching materials that provide the syllabus of a course, a map of the course for learners, and a set of activities as a basis for learners’ assessment. McGrath (2002) believes textbooks set direction, content, and method of teaching.
Tablets vs Textbooks There is much controversy around whether schools should start implementing the use of tablets or keep around textbooks. Before technology was advanced enough to create these e-books and educational tablets, only textbooks were used in the classrooms. Both tablets and textbooks have their good and bad, but textbooks definitely do serve their purpose of providing information to students, without the harm to the environment or student health. Handheld technological devices, such as tablets, are known to cause various health problems. According to the American Optometric Association, prolonged use of such electronic devices can cause Computer Vision Syndrome, with symptoms such as eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, and
Moreover, one can do just as much, and even more, with a tablet versus a textbook. Tablets are the better choice for education and here is why. Tablets help students to learn more material in less time, tablets help students with many skills that they will need in their later lives, and tablets are more cost effective in the long run. To begin with,
1. INTRODUCTION Teaching materials become one crucial aspect of the learning process. Besides being necessary support for teachers, teaching materials indirectly become the standard point for students to learn. The students see the teaching materials as their source of knowledge and reference base. Teaching materials also have an important role in English for Specific Purposes.
By digitizing books, students are able to access the content anywhere at anytime with ease, and thus have more opportunity to actually read the material. Most students equip themselves with phones, tablets, or laptops, all of which are extremely portable and capable of retrieving relevant information within a few seconds. According to a study conducted by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management of Education, “several students reported that the open textbook has made it more convenient for them to access other students and the text, which in turn made it easier for them to complete their homework” (Petrides). In a student’s busy life, the convenience of learning is crucial, especially in situations where a thirty-minute lunch break between work is all he or she has to study. Moreover, within these devices, students are able to take notes within the text, just as they would in traditional books, and engage in the material.
Ebooks have a considerable amount of advantages: They are economically beneficial, they use less environmental resources, and are extremely user-friendly. If people purchase and use more ebooks than traditional books, they will be economically better off, and they will be contributing to the environment. They also will have an easier time using the ebook due to the abundance of tools available on an ebook and it’s portability. Ebooks are the vegetable garden of the technology world. They are practical, yet they are still beautiful and rewarding to the
This I believe will make the students feel bored as they need to be injected with fun ways of learning literature. Besides, some of the teachers even use the first language to do the explanations. This is definitely not going to help the students. Based on my observation at school, there is no doubt that some of the teachers focus only on the literary texts for its pronunciation and vocabularies when teaching. Learning and teaching literature are actually more to that.