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    Default What is correct?

    Hello....

    What is correct?

    Team teaching or Teaching team?

    And Why??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello....

    What is correct?

    Team teaching or Teaching team?

    And Why??
    It depends on the context -
    team teaching - a teacher instructs a team or a group learns to be a unit
    teaching team - a number of teachers working together

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello....

    What is correct?

    Team teaching or Teaching team?

    And Why??
    I agree with twostep.

    In addition, team teaching is a participle phrase wherein 'team' functions as an adverb (i.e, teach together. Teach how? Together). The phrase 'team teaching'--because it's a participle--functions as (a) part of a verb (e.g., They teach together ~ They team teach, They are team teaching right now), (b) an adjective (e.g., They are a team teaching machine), and (c) as a gerund (e.g., Team teaching is fun!).

    teaching team , on the other hand, does not refer to an action. It's a noun phrase. It contains the adjective 'teaching' and the noun 'team'. 'teaching team' refers to a thing and it means, a team that teaches.

    Adjective Test
    Question: What kind of team?
    Answer: The teaching kind.

    EXAMPLES

    Verb Phrase
    We are team teaching right now.
    (We are teaching together as a team right now.)

    We will team teach tomorrow. (Future)
    (We will teach as a team tomorrow.)

    We team taught last week. (Past)
    (We taught as a team last week.)

    Noun Phrase
    We are a teaching team.
    (We are a team, one that teaches together.)

    All the best, :D

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