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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 5: Who Picks the Team and How
Who Picks the Team and How
Selecting the Team
Administrators, faculty, and students all have legitimate concerns about the selection of teachers to form the team.
Administrators worry about budget, faculty workload, and instructional quality. Will faculty with a full-time load simply take on the additional stress of preparing to teach with colleagues? Will they expect their teaching load to be decreased? If so, who will replace or help them?
Will class size be doubled or tripled or more, depending on how many faculty are on the team? What will be the largest class? If class sizes remain the same but some form of distance learning takes place through closed-circuit television or multiple videos, will the teachers simply remain with their classes, or ...