Thursday, January 22: Doing team teaching well

Team teaching can take many forms. In its purest form, it consists of two or more instructors being involved in every aspect of a course, enabling students to benefit from the different perspectives that scholars can bring to the same topic and thus showing them that knowledge is not often dichotomously right/wrong but contains subtleties of interpretation.

But more often, what is called team teaching takes a more mundane form that may more properly be called 'relay teaching', where a series of instructors are given a set of classes to teach a set of topics and on completion hand it off to the next person. This is done for a variety of reasons, from enabling students to hear from experts in specific topics to more prosaic ones of scheduling or work distribution.

In either case, though, it is important that the student perceive the course as an integrated whole and not just a collection of fragments.

At the next UCITE session, we will discuss how to best achieve this.

Please join us for this discussion from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid).

Pizza lunch, sodas and water will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend each session by emailing us at