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ERIC Number: ED502754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
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Benefits of Co-Teaching in Relation to Student Learning
Gillespie, David; Israetel, Alexander
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (116th, Boston, MA, Aug 2008)
College instructors have long searched for methods to enhance the learning process for their students. Co-teaching is one method by which instructors from diverse fields merge their expertise in order to facilitate student learning. This study examined how co-teaching might affect the learning process. Twenty-three, largely non-traditional college students participated in this study. A learning activity was developed and taught by faculty from the areas of Psychology and Mathematics. The initial portion of the activity, designed to instruct students on data collection was taught by the psychologist. The second portion of the task, which focused on teaching measures of central tendency and variance along with the use of a computer software program, Minitab, was co-taught by both the psychologist and the mathematician. As a means of determining the effectiveness of this demonstration, students anonymously completed a questionnaire. Results of this study demonstrated strong support for co-teaching as a method of instruction. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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