The following principles in team teaching are significant, 1. The size and composition of the group must be appropriate to its purpose. 2. The time allotted to any group must be appropriate to its purpose. 3. The learning environment must be appropriate to the activities of the group 4. The nature and extent of the supervision of the group activities depends upon the purpose of the group
The Team Teaching idea originated in USA in 1954 and it found its way to develop courses. It a good innovation in teaching strategies. In simple words, it is the simplest form where all teachers of a subject collectively teach a class in that subject. There are some definitions by educationists.
Simulation refers to imitation of a particular appearance, form or skill. In education this teaching strategy is mostly used in teaching training programs. It is better strategy than lesson-demonstration. It is mainly focused on 1. To develop social skills for playing the role of teacher in the class room 2. To achieve psychomotor objectives
Group discussion is a child centered strategy, in which students are divided into groups and they are encouraged to discuss on the subject matter given. Group discussion is dominated by the teacher. Classroom climate is autocratic and most of the time, teacher is active and student accept his ideas and views. After giving lectures teachers encourages the student to participate in group-discussion.
Question answer teaching strategy is an old strategy also known as “Socratic Method of teaching”. It was developed by the famous philosopher Socrates. According to Parke, “the question is the key to all educative activity above the habit-skill level. It strategy is focused on to achieve the cognitive objectives and bringing knowledge to the conscious level.
Project method of teaching has evolved from the philosophy of programatists. It is experience-centered strategy related to life-situation. This teaching strategy focus on 1. To socialize a child 2. To achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor objectives
The term “Heuristic” refers to Armstrong who was the exponent of this strategy. Pollion and Dankar (1945) called it “problem solving”. It is based on the psychological principles of "trial and error" theory. Logical and imaginative thinking are perquisites for his type of teaching strategy. It is an economical and speedy strategy.
Its main focus is to bring desirable change in the cognitive domain of the learner’s behavior. The structure of teaching method is that the selected content is analyzed and broken into smaller elements. Each element is independent and complete in itself. The programmer develops frames based on each element. Responses are also provided to the learner in the program on some different leaflets.