Collaboration at the Post-secondary Level 

Most of the current work on collaboration pertains to the implementation 
of co-teaching and the experiences of the teachers using this instructional 
approach. This study addressed some of those areas previously ignored when 
examining collaboration: specifically, student perceptions of co-teaching at 
the university level. In examining the findings of the study, the authors 
noted that the collaborative model clearly represented a new and unfamiliar 
approach for both the instructors and students.  This deviation from the norm 
was keenly felt at the post secondary level, where traditional teaching methods 
are expected. When those expectations change, the results can be uncomfortable 
and disappointing. Accordingly, a great deal of preparation must take place to 
unsure that everyone is clear about the tenets of an effective co-teaching model 
and that such a model is implemented.