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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 13: How to Improve the Team
How to Improve the Team
Assessment in a university is not done purely for its own sake, to satisfy the curiosity of students or teachers and get a clear picture of what is going on and how well they are doing. Beyond the laudable goal of building self-esteem and self-confidence, evaluation aims at learning from mistakes and improving the quality of the educational experience.
Improvement in team teaching does not just happen. True, there is a natural progression from very simple, two-teacher cooperation to cooperation in more complex groups, often hierarchically arranged, and from intradisciplinary to interdisciplinary teams, as the potentials of this approach are discovered. But even these developments result from formal or informal appraisal of results.
Each year, there will be ...