Teaching a course around a textbook

Mick Healey, Brian Ilbery

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


This paper outlines some of the advantages and disadvantages of using one textbook in the teaching of an introductory course in economic geography. It is argued that, if careful thought is given to how a course text can be used, the advantages can outweigh the disadvantages. Basing a course around a suitable textbook can be a beneficial way of teaching an introductory course, particularly if this is complemented by other teaching strategies. With this method of teaching, students have to take a greater responsibility for their own learning and this can provide them with a transition to independent enquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Teaching a course around a textbook'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this