New Pathways to Learning: The Team Teaching Approach. A Library and Information Science Case Study

Partridge, Helen L. & Hallam, Gillian C. (2005) New Pathways to Learning: The Team Teaching Approach. A Library and Information Science Case Study. In Informing Science & information Technology Education joint conference, June 16-19, Flagstaff ,Arizona.


The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) challenges its teachers to provide innovative and dynamic learning environments that foster excellence in student learning. This paper discusses how the Faculty of Information Technology is using collaborative teaching and learning strategies to meet this challenge. The paper explores how team teaching and learning is being implemented within the Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies. The core unit ITN336 Information Resources is used as a case study. The paper discusses the practical implications of incorporating team teaching into a unit's curriculum and how it impacts on the teaching and learning process. Student attitudes towards team teaching are explored. The paper concludes by discussing how team teaching is not just a technique that can be applied to divide the labour within a unit, rather it is a creative and thoughtful mechanism for fostering a dynamic studentcentred learning environment.

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ID Code: 1322
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: team teaching, library and information science, IT education, student attitudes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Informing Science
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 17 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2012 09:38

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