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dadi5006
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 5:31:01 AM

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No teacher should allow the coursebook to set the objectives, let alone allow 'teaching the coursebook' to be the objective.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 5:52:49 AM

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Hi dadi!
This would fit in the 'philosophy' forum too! :-))

To me, it means that a teacher should not just rôtely 'go through the book', one chapter a week.

The goal (objective) is not "to teach the book".

The goal is not "to teach the students about the book".

The goal is "to have the students understand the subject being taught".

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dadi5006
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 5:58:58 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Hi dadi!
This would fit in the 'philosophy' forum too! :-))

To me, it means that a teacher should not just rôtely 'go through the book', one chapter a week.

The goal (objective) is not "to teach the book".

The goal is not "to teach the students about the book".

The goal is "to have the students understand the subject being taught".




Thank you for your clear answer dragonspeaker. because of the unusual structure of sentence, i thought it woul be better to write it in here.
excaelis
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 6:59:23 PM

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Not sure ' coursebook ' should be a single word. Because I am an elderly person, I prefer ' set book(s)', which was what they were called when I was studying.

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Klaas V
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012 10:24:06 PM

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If the main subject and goal would have information and communication technology and/or business (related) the words 'book' and 'course' are considered too 'old school' terms and 'normally' replaced by 'manual' when English is the "lingua franca" which is a matter of fact in the branch we're talking about though many languages have their own equivalent, unfortunately less understood by 'common people' every day. Needless to say I'm a purist by nature.

For the record just in case you really want to know curious as some of us may be: The Dutch word is (literally) handleiding.

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