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ERIC Number: ED057644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-2
Pages: 14
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Team Teaching and Individualized Instruction.
Elkins, Robert J.
Teaching an entire class at one level inevitably leaves some students bored and frustrated; team teaching and individualized instruction eliminate this problem. A team consists of two to seven teachers, the most experienced being leader. He must analyze the strengths of the group and plan the syllabus accordingly, inviting guest instructors to fill gaps in their fund of knowledge. Student grouping may be parallel (all at the same level) or vertical (less and more and enrichment in small groups. A team effort may also be administered in separate classes, each teacher agreeing to organize instruction around a central theme. Whatever the method, the principal advantages of team teaching are saving of time, minimizing of preparation, and unification of student experience. Individualized instruction is best applied through "Learning Activity Packets" (LAPs). Each student has a specific goal, the mastery of which can be demonstrated concretely. Grading is based on the number of packets completed. A set of "horizontal" packets, or enrichment material, supplements the linear progression of "vertical" packets, lest bright students work too far ahead. Packets are also available for remedial and diagnostic purposes. (RS)
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Note: Speech presented at a conference of Modern Language, History, and Social Studies teachers, Wetzlar, Germany, December 2, 1970