Collaborative Teaching is defined as an instructional model where team teachers work together in designing the course and teach the material not by the usual monologue, but rather by exchanging and discussing ideas and theories in front of the learners.
In Collaborative Teaching, “Not only do the team teachers work together, but the course itself uses group learning techniques for the learners, such as small-group work, student – led discussion and joint test taking.” (Goetz) While this model can be the most difficult for teachers to incorporate and carry out, it is often the most exciting for students.
Before you watch the video clip, click on the link for the focus questions and review the questions with your team teaching partner. Then watch the video clip, looking for the answers to the questions. Using the focus questions, identify the characteristics of Collaborative Teaching you saw demonstrated in the video.
Based on the definition you read in Karin Goetz’ article, make a list of activities where you feel this model could be used to teach in your program. Talk about times when you have used Collaborative Teaching in the past.
Together with your partner, create a classroom activity where you could use the Collaborative Teaching model. Identify what each teacher would do in the activity. Consider how you would know if you were successfully using the model, and whether it was successful in teaching your content to students.
Refer back to your list of teaching strengths and weaknesses from Section 1. Knowing your areas of strength and concern, and taking into account the content you need to teach, discuss a plan of action to implement Collaborative Teaching .
With your teaching partner or as a whole group, talk about using the Collaborative Teaching model in I-BEST. Check your understanding of the model with that of your peers. How would this model help you implement your integrated outcomes? Help students succeed? Facilitate the working of the team?
We encourage you to share your thoughts, reflections, good ideas, and concerns with your peers from the teaching community. The link will lead you to a forum where you can share your learning with your peers and talk to them about your ideas and ask for theirs. This forum is not facilitated or monitored, but will give you an avenue to help build a community of practice about team teaching.
Collaborative Teaching DefinitionIn Collaborative Teaching, teamteachers work together to teachthe material not by the usualmonologue, but by exchanging anddiscussing ideas and theories infront of the learners.
Collaborative Teaching Example In the one class, teacher1 teaches about the digestive system, how it works, its parts (L1). In the second class, teacher 2 develops a model of the digestive system and practice its functioning. • Students learn about the topic. • Students practice with the topic. The students then create their own model, and explain it in each class L1, and they are evaluated in L2.
ActivityWith one partner, brainstorm instructional activities specifically linked to the subject or program you plan to teach where you could use Collaborative Teaching.Discuss times and situations where you have used Collaborative Teaching in the classroom.
ActivityAs a team, share a brief lesson activityusing the Collaborative Teachingmodel that you could use in yourprogram. (use the book). One in L1-the other in L2.Discuss how to assess the impact of theCollaborative Teaching model onstudents.
ActivityWhat preparation will you and your partner teacher need to do to implement the Collaborative Teaching model in your sample lesson?
Activity – review and reflect Discuss the advantages, opportunities and challenges of using the Collaborative Teaching in our Schools Reflecting on your integrated outcomes and subject, when would this model be most useful, helpful, productive?
Follow-up Activities Design a lesson with the content-teacher. Answer the reflective format after you apply the lesson. Video record part of the class. Post it in you tube. Send us the link.