Teamwork in Pre Health
Science Mathematics
"Individual commitment to a group
effort - that is what makes a team
work, a company work, a society work,
a civilization work." --Vince Lombardi
Julian Jarosh
Professor, Health Sciences Division
Fanshawe College
[email protected]
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Team rules
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Class size ranges from 70-100 students
3 – 5 people per team
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Team
Team
Team
Team
leader
speaker
recorder
worker (s)
Rotate every week
5 minutes of team time every lesson
Accountable to their team
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Scheduler
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Team Responsibilities
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Team leader
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Make sure every team member attends
class
Teaches course content on last class of
week
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Handouts, notes, web sites, teaching aids, etc.
Align with your team’s learning styles
Grants permission for “laters” to enter class
Interacts with professor for any additional
guidance or team concerns
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Team Responsibilities
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Team recorder
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Records team class rules
Records rotation schedule and other
decisions
Provides/maintains a team
folder/notebook/binder for record keeping
Takes team attendance each lesson
Neatly compiles team homework for
marking
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Team responsibilities
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Team speaker
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Speaks for the team when called upon in
class
Presents team solutions/answers to
problems/questions
Team worker
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Takes on responsibilities as assigned by the
professor or team leader
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Team Mechanics
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Sit with team every day
Each team member is responsible for
completing their own homework
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Other teams may mark your homework (see
rubric) and give feedback
I will select at least one team’s homework at
random every day – mark posted
Class questions
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I may call on the team at random during lessons
Team speaker will consult with team and present
solution/answer
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Pros/Cons
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Pros
Call on entire teams
Doesn’t put one person on the spot
Limits the amount of homework
marking
Allows for collaborative learning
Allows team teachers to become
experts
Prepares students for later group
work with minimal consequences
Some students eventually engage
automatically given work periods
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Cons
Entire team may not show up
Team members don’t hold each
other accountable
Homework marking involved
Some students of low-skill level
disengage in the face of high-skilllevel peers
Some students resist team
teaching
Some students don’t value group
work
It takes a lot of effort to train
students to engage
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Questions?
Julian Jarosh
Professor, Health Sciences Division
Fanshawe College
[email protected]
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