The Multidisciplinary Nature of Education By: Siva Rubini A/P S Sivaguru Gan Siew Huat Luei Lee Zie
DefinitionAccording to Oxford Dictionary (2011),multidisciplinary is combining orinvolving several academic disciplinesor professional specializations in anapproach to a topic or problem.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA1. In 1994, subject Science and Local Research combine together become one subject called as Human Nature2. In Form 4, students given options to choose science stream or art stream.3. Students in primary standard one is compulsory to study subject history combining with subject Civic.
Multidisciplinary Approach in Foreign Countries• In Finland, Aalto University is a multi-disciplinary university that brings together the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TAIK), the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE), and was formally inaugurated in January 2010.• In United Kingdom, institutions at UK embed the design into science and technology and introducing creativity and team-working into management and business education.
Advantages Disadvantages Help students learn and appreciate the relevancy of school subjects are tied The information isn’t together and how each shared properly with all subject builds on the professionals other. Clash between The teaching lesson information that has given carried out in a dynamic and orderly manner. Communication is sometimes a challenge• Students can apply the skills and knowledge that are learned in various field easily.
Integration of Curriculum Definition : curriculum integration implies restructuring learning activities to help students build connections between topics
The Concepts...The subjects related and will make the information clear enough Students able to learn scientific vocabulary It saves time for teachers and students
Students engagement become positive aspect of integration Correlation slight as casual attention to related materials in other subject areas
Interdisciplinary ApproachDefinition :The study, or practice, of a subject which appliesthe methods and approaches of severaldisciplines.-inhibits personal growth through team-teaching-enhancement of student performance and a muchneeded lifelong learning skill.