ERIC Number: EJ1176652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The World Is Not Flat, so Why Are Our Textbooks?
Rossomondo, Amy; Lord, Gillian
Hispania, v100 n5 p251-257 2017
We review the evolution of the modern language textbook, exploring its function in the curriculum of Spanish classes. In light of the advantages offered by new technological resources, we propose that the paper-based textbook has outlived its usefulness in today's multidimensional world, both logistically and pedagogically. To demonstrate, we explore three aspects of the paperless classroom: a transformed focus, a design that makes learning visible, and digital implementation. Specific examples are from two projects for introductory and intermediate Spanish.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Spanish, Electronic Publishing, Introductory Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), Multiple Literacies, Educational History, Futures (of Society), Educational Change
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