ERIC Number: ED356177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Smile, the Journey, and the Quilt: A Story of Collaborative Teaching and Learning in Social Studies. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 70.
Hasbach, Corinna; Hoekwater, Elaine
This report, using qualitative methodology, investigates the collaborative teaching and learning of a university educator and an elementary educator, and the learning of eight fifth graders from their social studies class. The report analyzes the extent to which these co-teachers implicitly modeled collaboration for the students and the ways in which they explicitly promoted a community of learners. This report investigates whether the language and concepts used in social studies inform students' ways of knowing about their own learning community. The ways in which the teachers' and students' histories and enculturation affect the learning community also are studied. The issues which positively and negatively impact a learning community are examined. The report explores the social text of the classroom: the learning community. This report is presented as a story because stories are a "time-honored way" for teachers to talk to one another. However, this is not merely a story, for it raises critical questions about teaching practice and the learning community in social studies. (Author/LBG)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Grade 5, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Interprofessional Relationship, Qualitative Research, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Women Faculty
Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, East Lansing, MI.