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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 Design a Team Teaching Program
How to design a team teaching program

Even the simplest form of team teaching will profit from some degree of planning. Suppose two teachers with similar class sections of the same course decide to discuss objectives, syllabi, and texts—but to use their own teaching styles and grading norms with their own students. There is already some minimal communication and cooperation but little collaboration. They need not be particularly compatible, but they must be willing to listen and share ideas in order to improve results. Teachers do not need anyone's permission to engage in this minimal form of collaboration. It is still quite informal.

At the other end of the spectrum, a group of several teachers, supported by a full staff ...

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