Team Teaching: Why, How and What? Research Paper

Presents an extensive review of the pedagogy of team teaching and the practicalities of utilizing this methodology.
# 145902 | 7,225 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010
Published on Dec 05, 2010 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper first explains that team teaching involves two or more teachers, who together plan, teach and evaluate one or more class groups thereby taking advantage of the individual skills of each team members. Next, the author looks at the benefits and problems of this pedagogy and the use of interdisciplinary and single disciplinary teams. The paper includes a detailed analysis of how to develop such an approach, including discussions about team selection, managing conflict and ending a team.

Table of Contents:
Historical Overview
Advantages vs. Disadvantages
Differing Team Contexts
Interdisciplinary vs. Single-Disciplinary Teams
Developing Program
Team Selection
Leading a Team
Managing Conflict and Making Decisions
How to Teach in Team Teaching
Evaluating and Supporting Team
The Ending of a Team
Teacher Training on Team Teaching

From the Paper:

"The reasons why team teaching is advantageous to teachers are numerous. Teamwork improves the quality of teaching; promotes self-discipline and maturity in both teachers and students; stimulation and challenge of team teaching prevents and remedies burnout; by combining classes, teachers have more time to plan lessons and improve teaching techniques, it also helps to clarify the goals of each lesson, ensures a better use of class time and sharing workload, and improves the general quality of teaching. Teachers can share ideas and learn from each other, expanding their flexibility and promoting creativity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Buckley, F.J., S.J. (2000). Team teaching: What, why and how? Sage Publications.
  • Burton, G., Dimbleby, R. (1990). Teaching Communication. London and New York: Routledge
  • Doda, N.M. (1995). Foreword. In The Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher-Researcher Group, Team teaching. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.
  • Polak, A. (2005). Interdisciplinary team-planning. Training student teachers for team work at schools. In: A. Kozlowska (Ed.), The transition of educational concepts in the face of the European unification process (pp. 63-75). Czestochowa: Wydawnictwo Wyzszej Szkoly Lyngwistycznej w Czestochowie.
  • The Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher-Researcher Group (1995). Team teaching. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Team Teaching: Why, How and What? (2010, December 05) Retrieved June 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Team Teaching: Why, How and What?" 05 December 2010. Web. 06 June. 2023. <>