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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.

Fields of Team Teaching
Fields of team teaching

To become proficient in a discipline, students should learn the key organizing concepts of the field, master the most significant facts in that area, and see the relationships between the various subjects. Team teaching, whether within one subject field or cutting across several, attempts to balance the need for teachers and students to specialize with the opportunity to broaden horizons. Teachers are expected to do research and publication in depth to achieve mastery within a field. Usually this demands narrowing one's focus to an area that can be thoroughly understood. Students, too, attempt to understand a whole by breaking it down into parts. But overemphasis on analysis of smaller and smaller units of reality endangers both teachers and ...

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