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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 Handle Conflict on the Team
How to handle conflict on the team

We have all experienced disharmony within ourselves, with another, with a group, or between groups. Teaching teams must become familiar with the dynamics of conflict so that they can address it effectively within the team itself and with the student groups being taught. Figure 9.1 shows some possible outcomes of conflict.

Figure 9.1. Outcomes of Conflict

Although a permanent negative view of persons and community creates a negatively charged atmosphere of cynicism resistant to growth, a placid, uncritical view of persons and community that is never upset or challenged also leads to stagnation and sterility. Conflict can bring about new dimensions: new insights leading to enrichment and growth. This is true in politics, business, ...

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