Team teaching implementation in engineering education : teacher perceptions and experiences

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Vesikivi , P , Lakkala , M , Holvikivi , J & Muukkonen , H 2019 , ' Team teaching implementation in engineering education : teacher perceptions and experiences ' , European Journal of Engineering Education , vol. 44 , no. 4 , pp. 519–534 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2018.1446910

Title: Team teaching implementation in engineering education : teacher perceptions and experiences
Author: Vesikivi, Petri; Lakkala, Minna; Holvikivi, Jaana; Muukkonen, Hanni
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, University of Oulu
Date: 2019-07-04
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: European Journal of Engineering Education
ISSN: 0304-3797
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/309416
Abstract: In 2014, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences implemented a fundamental change in its curriculum from small single topic 3-5 credits courses into 15 credits multidisciplinary courses implemented by teacher teams. This paper focuses on how teachers of Information Technology programs experienced the reform. Research data include teacher feedback and opinions that were collected during training sessions and interviews. Team teaching is a substantial change for teachers that raises concerns about time management, getting enough compensation for the work and possible loss of teacher autonomy. However, teacher teams that managed to overcome these challenges saw a variety of benefits in the new approach. Not only was team teaching seen as a means for providing students with the skills they need, but it also was discovered as a way to enhance the teacher's own professional development.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
515 Psychology
Educational psychology
Team teaching
teacher collaboration
problem-based learning
project-based learning
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