Team Teaching And Academic Performance Of Students

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION

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1.1       Background to Study

Teaching is an attempt to help someone, acquire or change some skills attitude, knowledge and idea 0r appreciation. In other words, the teacher’s role is to influence desirable change in behaviour or in tendencies towards behaviour in the learners. This implies that, success in teaching is measured by the degree to which the teacher is able to achieve the desired learning in his or her students. To achieve this objective, the teacher must know how to select the content and method to use (Stari, 2001)

The Nigeria certificate in Education/Distance learning system course book defines Teaching method as a process of selecting, directing, controlling and evaluating the experience of the child to achieve the desirable outcome (Eddie, 2006).

Team Teaching And Academic Performance Of Students

Team Teaching can be seen as an arrangement which two or more teacher combine thoroughly in some level of collaboration in the planning and delivery of a course. Teaching method may also be seen as a broad and consistent manner of teaching that is guider by certain basic beliefs .To achieved the objectives of education as stated by the federal Government of Nigeria (2004) in the National policy on Education, that, serious efforts must be made to ensure that teaching process take place in the school. This implies that conducive learning environment must be put in place and appropriate method must be adopted (Ousamali, 2001).

It is now being recognized that there are better ways to learn through the traditional methods of instruction (Wood and Genetile, 2003). Universities and other institutions are an increase awareness of the importance of the ways students learn. Many of the standard   methods of conveying knowledge have been shown to be relative in effective on the students ability to master and the retain important concepts. Learning of economic through some method of teaching is passive rather than active. The traditional method (lecture, laboratory, and recitation methods) do not tends to faster critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem solving.

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Team Teaching And Academic Performance Of Students

In addition, Trump and miller (2006) defined team teaching as an arrangement in which two or more teachers and their assistant, take the advantage of more teachers and their  competencies, plan, instruct and evaluate in one or more subject areas. Selection of appropriate techniques institution depends on the type of lesson whether practical or theoretical, the competence of the teacher to handle the technique and the nature of instruction itself. Therefore, this research intends to compare effect of team teaching with some other teaching strategy on students’ academic achievements.

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