Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Question(s) for this week...

In Colwill and Boyd's piece they discuss how "team teaching remains a more vexed process than is typically acknowledged, precisely because our teaching personas are deeply rooted not only to our conscious choices, but also in enduring, and at times unconscious, structures of self" (216). Thinking about your own personal identity as an educator or teacher, in formal or informal settings, have you come across a co-teaching experience that has produced such inter-personal or inner-personal conflicts that they mention in the article? What, if anything, did you learn about yourself, your teaching style or your assumptions?


In a similar vein, do you think Ellen Rose's experience with distance education could have been mitigated by team teaching? How might team teaching factor into distance education? Do you think it would make it harder or easier? How might students benefit or how might their assumption of power and presence complicate matters?

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