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Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education : Theory and Practice - Balasubramanyam Chandramohan

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 1st December 2008
ISBN: 9780415341301
Number Of Pages: 184

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As universities increasingly offer courses that break the confines of a single subject area, more students are enrolling on interdisciplinary programmes within multidisciplinary departments. Teaching and learning within interdisciplinary study requires new approaches, including an understanding of the critical perspectives and frameworks and the rearranging of intellectual and professional boundaries.

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education explores the issues and tensions provoked by interdisciplinary learning, offering helpful information for:

  • Staff development
  • Distance learning
  • Mass communication courses
  • Interdisciplinary science courses

Grounded in thorough research, this collection is the first of its kind to provide practical advice and guidance from around the world, improving the quality of teaching and learning in interdisciplinary programmes.

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Horizontal: Matters that Apply across Entire Programs
"Problems May Cut Right across the Borders": Why We Cannot Do Without Interdisciplinarityp. 3
Ethics of Interdisciplinarity: Theory and Practicep. 18
Supporting Interdisciplinary Studies Using Learning Technologiesp. 30
Assessment in Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Programs: Shifting Paradigmsp. 44
Understanding "How Students Learn, Both Generally and in the Subject"p. 58
Cross-Faculty Interdisciplinary Work: How to Work with the "Others"p. 66
Staff Development for Interdisciplinary Programsp. 76
Work-Based Learning as Interdisciplinary Study: A Discussion of Pedagogy and Practicep. 84
Student Feedback on Interdisciplinary Programsp. 91
Vertical: Matters that Apply to a Field of Study
Interdisciplinary Tourism Educationp. 105
Five Strategic Imperatives for Interdisciplinary Study in Mass Communications/Media Studies in the U.S. and U.K.p. 124
Interdisciplinary Science: A Case Study in the Management of Innovationp. 134
Theory and Practice of Interdisciplinarity in Futures Studiesp. 140
Interdisciplinarity in Learning and Teaching in Religious Studiesp. 152
Conclusion: Towards Interdisciplinarity in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 160
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780415341301
ISBN-10: 0415341302
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st December 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1