Book Chapter

Collaborative teaching teams

P Griffin, M Francis, P Robertson

Assessment for Teaching | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

This chapter introduces the elements of the successful CTT: collaboration, challenge, check and celebrate. It explores how the CTT supports and enhances assessment for learning and contributes to school policy. The chapter outlines what is meant by collaboration and explains its four characteristics: group members realising a shared goal; members each making a unique contribution; members learning to accept their dependence on other members of the group; and members recognising the benefit of having colleagues contributing in areas that they cannot. We also explore how members of the CTT need to develop their own personal social skills in resolving issues affecting the teaching team.

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