Designing Interdisciplinary Education

A Practical Handbook for University Teachers

Linda de Greef, Ger Post, Christianne Vink, and Lucy Wenting

Designing Interdisciplinary Education

Linda de Greef, Ger Post, Christianne Vink, and Lucy Wenting

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

180 pages | 4 color plates, 14 line drawings | 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
Paper $37.50 ISBN: 9789462984769 Published September 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Now, more than ever, higher education faces the challenge of educating students to see beyond the limits of their own discipline and to come up with innovative integrated solutions to our contemporary problems. Designing Interdisciplinary Education serves as a foothold for interdisciplinary initiatives in higher education, whether it be programmes, minors, courses or extra-curricular activities. It offers accessible guidance and practical advice for university teachers and curriculum leaders who aim to develop, implement and sustain a successful interdisciplinary approach to their teaching at the classroom, course or programme level.
 The book’s "how to" approach addresses several important topics such as formulating and assessing interdisciplinary learning outcomes, embedding integration in the programme design, the features of an interdisciplinary teacher, interdisciplinary teaching in practice, and didactic methods that nurture interdisciplinary understanding. This handbook incorporates numerous case studies, key advices, and exercises from a variety of interdisciplinary programmes in diverse countries. The ideas elaborated in this handbook are based on the theories and practices used at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, the University of Amsterdam’s knowledge centre for interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

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