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Removing the Educational Silos

Models of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Education

A self-guided instructional journey for educators in multi- and interdisciplinary learning.

This book is designed as a source of inspiration, replication, and adaptation. Each chapter, in varying modalities, addresses interdisciplinary course development and implementation in institutions of higher education. The essays focus on common issues like navigating administrative systems and solving the challenges encountered when crossing departments or colleges, whether regarding course listings or the intricacies of course loads on each professor. Chapters also provide detailed information on the nuts and bolts of the specific course or courses taught, including syllabi, lesson examples, and both formal and informal assessments implemented. 

Contributors candidly offer discussions of the failures and successes of their interdisciplinary collaborations, including course design, lesson planning, or complications brought in by unforeseen pandemics. Most chapters end with a summary of lessons learned, where experiences from the field provide opportunities for growth and continued exploration. An excellent resource for educators, this volume offers readers guidance and encouragement to implement the approaches described and inspiration to forge their own paths in the world of multi- and interdisciplinary teaching and research.

202 pages | 9 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies

Education: Education--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Wiline Pangle, Keeley Stanley-Bohn, and Heather Trommer-Beardslee

1. Untangling Interlocking Systems of Oppression through Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Intersectional Arts Learning
Deborah Johnson and Wendy Oliver

2. Team Hyena Puppet: An Origin Story
Heather Trommer-Beardslee, Wiline Pangle, Jay Batzner, and Ann Dasen

3. Synergy of ArtScience
Bonnie K. Baxter, Matt Kruback, and Jaimi K. Butler

4 ArtScience Undergraduate Research and Curriculum
Matt Kruback, Jaimi K. Butler, and Bonnie K. Baxter

5. Holy Forking Shirtballs: An Interdisciplinary Examination of What It Means to Be Good
Jennifer A. Kokai and Mary Beth Willard

6. Explorations: Combining Art, Science, and Writing in an Integrated Professional Learning Experience
Wiline Pangle, Courtney Kurncz, and Troy Hicks

7. Crossing the Cultural Aisle: from Australia to India Transforming Studio Learning through Artisan Textile Workshops
Cecilia Heffer and Alana Clifton-Cunningham

8. The Grand Challenge of Interdisciplinarity in a Music Technology Course
Ian Reyes, Ying Sun, and Eliane Aberdam

9. Interdisciplinary Collaboration as a Paradigm for Learning and Engaging through Visual and Performing Arts Media in Community and University Settings
Ali Duffy

10. Dance for the Actor, Acting for the Dancer: A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Expressive Movement
Keeley Stanley-Bohn and Heather Trommer-Beardslee

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