Welcome to your co-taught class!
Most real world problems are interdisciplinary, meaning that they can be thought about from the perspectives of different fields. For example, if you want to help people with drug addiction, there are many aspects to learn about including the physiology of addiction, the history of treatment, economic and social factors, political aspects, and cultural considerations. No single teacher is an expert in all those areas, but faculty can team up to teach together, and bring their own area of expertise to the table, forming a co-taught class. Co-taught classes are taught by at least two faculty from different fields.
Co-taught classes are also referred to as learning communities because your faculty are learning along with you. Each faculty brings their expertise to the class while they learn from the other instructor, as well as you. There are many ways in which co-taught classes can be structured. The specific way that your teachers will organze your class will be explained in class and in the syllabus.
Co-taught classes are a powerful way to learn new material. Here are just a few of the benefits:
There are some things that you can do to make your co-taught class successful. These include:
Thank you for taking your co-taught class!
If you have questions about co-teaching in general, please email the Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.