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ERIC Number: EJ879123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Instructional Strategies to Accommodate a Team-Teaching Approach
Gaytan, Jorge
Business Communication Quarterly, v73 n1 p82-87 2010
The concept of team teaching is attributed to William Alexander, known as the "father of the American middle school," who delivered a presentation at a 1963 conference held at Cornell University. Alexander's main idea was to establish teams of three to five middle school teachers who would be in charge of team teaching content to large groups of pupils, ranging from 75 to 150. Team teaching produces several pedagogical and intellectual benefits, including the development of dynamic, interactive learning environments; creation of a model for facilitating the teaching of critical thinking within or across disciplines; and establishment of new research ventures and partnerships among faculty. These and other benefits do not, however, emerge by themselves: Instructors must adapt instructional strategies and overall course planning to suit a highly collaborative approach. This article provides a description of instructional strategies to accommodate a team-teaching approach and gives recommendations for developing an effective team-teaching learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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