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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.

How to Support the Team
How to support the team

Support for the team can range from encouragement and recognition to providing buildings and equipment to make their jobs easier. Time and personnel issues can involve hidden costs. Attention will be given to all these issues.1


There will be some higher costs. Budgets must be adjusted for adequate classroom and media facilities and additional audiovisual materials. Library circulation increases. Television and videotapes will be used more frequently. Teacher aides or graduate students are usually hired to handle many details. They are often given teaching fellowships or paid an hourly salary with no benefits. Bonuses or release time may be given to team leaders. Other team members may be given release time or subsidies for workshops or seminars ...

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