ERIC Number: EJ705444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 4
Collaboration: Taking Risks inside and outside the Classroom
Childers, Pamela B.; Lowry, Michael J.
Clearing House, v77 n6 p250 Jul-Aug 2004
Eight years ago, a new senior interdisciplinary science course called "Oceans: Past and Present" for the McCallie School in Tennessee was designed. The idea stemmed from the combination of a physics teacher's desire for a course based on a summer program at sea and a writing center director/teacher's longing for the ocean from the mountains of Tennessee. Through the design and team teaching processes of this Oceans class, students were included in the collaboration. The result, sometimes unexpected, enriched the experience.
Descriptors: Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching, Summer Programs, Science Instruction, Course Descriptions, Writing (Composition), Physics, Teaching Methods, Marine Education
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee