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Rangsit Journal of Arts and Sciences. Vol.2 No.2 , July - December 2012.

Collaborative teaching in the context of an elementary school in Thailand: a case study.

Donrutai Boonprasitt and Ruja Pholsward

Abstract

          This paper reports on a case study conducted in the context of an elementary, private school in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  The subjects of the study were three elementary teachers of grades 1-3.  The study involved professional development workshop in collaborative teaching techniques, their implementation and a subsequent evaluation.  The results of the study illustrate how a collaborative teaching model can serve as a tool assisting teachers in working together and developing skills to support each other.  It appears possible for teachers to maintain their own teaching techniques when working in collaboration with other teachers as confirmed by two evaluations carried out by two head teachers.  Also, the project shows that a collaborative teaching experience can be instrumental in changing teachers’ professional beliefs and attitudes.  Classroom observation records revealed that teachers were satisfied with each stage of their collaboration, from planning, implementation, through to evaluation

Keywords: Professional Development, Collaborative Teaching

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