Integrating the disciplines: Successful interdisciplinary subjects

Interdisciplinary subjects are pivotal for this interdisciplinary education, teaching how to understand, navigate and employ multiple and often contrary ways of knowing. In these subjects students develop a meta-knowledge about different disciplines, methods and epistemologies, and learn how to purposefully and reflectively integrate and synthesise different perspectives in order to advance understanding and solve problems.

Yet because of the complexity of working across multiple ways of knowing, interdisciplinary subjects are challenging to teach. This guide provides materials and strategies to support the successful design, organisation, teaching, and evaluation of interdisciplinary subjects.

Author: Clinton Golding

Published: 2009

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Curriculum design

Curriculum design