ERIC Number: ED180377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Team Teaching--Experimental Pilot Study, Department of Education.
Moseley, Aubrey; And Others
The team teaching concept is examined in this study and three working models for team teaching an education course at Middle Tennessee State University are described. The goal was to develop a model that could be easily adapted to a variety of situations and disciplines, and one that would serve as a demonstration model. The first model consisted of one class period devoted to large group lecture, and two class periods devoted to independent study and seminar discussions. The second model consisted of a split session of large group lecture and intermediate group feedback. Independent study groups and seminar groups were also formed. The third model was a proposed model consisting of a large group lecture discussion session, released time for independent study, and seminars based on topics researched in advance. Faculty reactions to the team teaching method were generally favorable. Anxieties concerning the general effectiveness of instruction in this situation existed until test results showed no significant differences between experimental and control students. It is suggested that the team teaching approach requires more faculty time spent developing materials and instructional routines than traditional teaching methods. Students expressed some dislike for the technique, indicating they felt uncomfortable having to accept more responsibility for their own learning. (SF)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Education Courses, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Innovation, Large Group Instruction, Lecture Method, Models, Program Evaluation, Seminars, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro.