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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 4: How Best to Serve the Students
How Best to Serve the Students
Student Characteristics Affecting Learning
Good teaching is student centered. The highest priority in education is helping students to learn. Everything else is chosen to advance that goal: curriculum, administrative staff and structures, faculty personnel and teaching methods, architectural design, and extracurricular activities. This sounds easy but is quite complex. Many factors affecting the students must be taken into account.
Older students have more experience and tend to be more critical of the content of lectures. Emotionally more mature, they often are more conscientious about preparing for class through background reading, required or not. Because they are paying for their own education, usually with less financial aid, and sacrificing time away from their family and work, ...