- 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.
Chapter 11: How to Make Decisions as a Team
How to Make Decisions as a Team
All kinds of issues relating to team teaching require decision making: the selection of the members; preparing syllabi; learning outcomes, teaching styles, assessment, and grading; and the frequency, content, and management of meetings before and during the course of the semester. Beyond the minimal level of two teachers combining their class sessions, the success of team teaching depends on joint planning sessions. The team will be composed of people with different personalities and teaching styles, perhaps different philosophies of education and expectations of students, probably with a mix of age, gender, and culture. If the team is to operate smoothly, members must agree on some basic principles of communication and cooperation in ...