• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Team teaching - a pedagogical technique that shifts the role of instruction from the individual to a team - provides students with the opportunity to take a more active role in learning. Author Francis J. Buckley explains how and why team teaching works and provides a comprehensive review of research material with practical applications. The book covers the nature, purpose, types, history, and evaluation of team teaching, as well as the resources needed and the roles of teachers, students, and administrators. The author compares this teaching approach with traditional methods seeking to strengthen its appeal to initiates. Team Teaching: What, Why, and How is the fruit of 30 years of team teaching in graduate school, religious education, sociology, psychology, and elementary school.

How to Train the Team
How to train the team

Initial planning for team teaching was treated in Chapter 3. But once the project is under way, training should intensify. The very process of prioritizing goals and strategies, of experimenting, evaluating, and redesigning the program, leads teachers working on a team to recognize the complexity of the task in which they are engaged.

Educational Background

Teachers below the college level are usually required by state law to have some background in the theory and practice of education. They have had at least minimal exposure to courses on how to teach.

Ironically, university professors are at a great disadvantage. They often step into the classroom armed only with their knowledge of their field and their experience of how their teachers ...

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