Strategies and Approaches: Building Learning Centred Teams
Selecting an appropriate form of team teaching is a task that requires careful consideration of student needs, teaching requirements and available resources. This initial planning may lead to more inclusive strategies associated with Team Teaching such as cross-disciplinary teaching or the involvement of professional staff.
For example, professional staff from service areas within the University may help facilitate student learning by tailoring support services to specific students and unit requirements as identified by the teaching team. Such examples illustrate how Team Teaching supports a learning centred approach by establishing active partnerships that contribute to student learning outcomes and enhanced support.
- learning centred approach
- Learning-centred teaching places the emphasis on the person who is doing the learning, rather than what the teacher is doing or the simple transmission of knowledge. The teacher role is as a facilitator and the culture is cooperative, collaborative and supportive, rather than competitive and individualistic. Students construct their knowledge through the synthesis of information, communication and the skills of inquiry. They are actively involved in knowledge development , rather than passive receivers.