ECM Faculty Focus
When we think about team teaching we start to ask questions like: how would you do this; and, if you did, why would you do it? This workshop addresses these questions by providing an opportunity to learn about various team teaching approaches as ways of making the teaching and learning environment in a higher education context more learner-centred, efficient and fun.
It is designed to engage you in practical ways that take you beyond the simple notion of more than one lecturer presenting to a group of students by exploring two important elements of successful team teaching: prerequisites and approaches.
The first element identifies the prerequisites for successful team teaching. In this sense it explores the selection and roles of team members that can be played in teams of two, three or more and how these are contingent upon personalities, philosophies and strengths of both teachers and learners.
The second element introduces different models of team teaching that generate the many possibilities available when two or more educators work together. In so doing, it not only explores planning, presenting and evaluating in teams and how to deal with and resolve tension and conflict should it arise, but also the advantages and disadvantages they present to both teachers and students.
Although team teaching may not be for everyone, it does provide an attractive option to those who want to make learning a collaborative and cooperative life experience for themselves, their colleagus and their students.
The details of the workshop are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 5 August 2009, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Love House, 28 Broadway, Crawley (Cnr of Cooper Street)