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What is Textbook in Tagalog? Origin, Evolution, and Printed vs Digital

What is Textbook in Tagalog? Origin, Evolution, and Printed vs Digital

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A textbook in Tagalog is called "aklat-aralin,” where “aklat” means “book” and “aralin” means “study.” However, Filipinos today call it a “textbook” or simply “teksbuk.” In today’s digital era, students have a new way of reading textbooks through various devices. Yet, a lot of them still prefer using printed textbooks over electronic textbooks, also known as e-textbooks. The origin of textbooks goes back a long time and shows how education and sharing knowledge have changed over the years. It all started in ancient times, like in Mesopotamia and Greece, where people used clay tablets and papyrus scrolls as early learning materials. These first sets of textbooks covered many subjects, like mathematics, astronomy, and stories. During the Middle Ages, people made books by hand. The ...