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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.

Common Problems and Potentials
Common problems and potentials

Looking back on this treatment of team teaching, what general conclusions emerge?

  • It has been going on a long time, for thousands of years, in formal and informal settings. In this century, it has been used successfully on all levels of formal education, as well as in business, medicine, and military services.
  • It works with all kinds of students in all kinds of settings: large groups, small groups, and individuals.
  • It has been used within a single discipline or cutting across several fields. The richer the mix of ideas and personalities, the greater the stimulation for both teachers and students.
  • The teams can be organized vertically (hierarchically) or horizontally (democratically), but whatever the organizational structures, attention must be paid to issues of ...
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