ERIC Number: ED086240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-19
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Team Teaching: Student Perceptions of Two Contrasting Models.
Bowering, David J.; Splaine, John E.
After presenting two contrasting team teaching methods in the same course, students were administered a Likert-type questionnaire with items which were designed to ascertain student opinion regarding their experiences under each method. First, an overall comparison of effectiveness between team teaching and traditional teaching revealed that: 1) students perceived team teaching as being a more effective method than the traditional single teacher approach; and 2) students were able to establish rapport in a team teaching structure as readily as they could under the traditional approach. Secondly, the extent to which the team approach was seen as effective depended on the organizational design of the team instruction. The students generally preferred a team in which there was a clear indication of a team leader to a team in which no one person was clearly identified as the leader. They thought that the former condition was a more well organized, cohesive sequence of instruction and permitted a greater degree of student-teacher rapport. The finding of a high correlation between the students' perception of their learning effectiveness and teacher-student rapport calls for further research. (CH)
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Note: Reprint of paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Convention (Atlantic City, N. J., March 1974)