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Teaching people to think and work across disciplinary and professional boundaries
Organisers and invited discussants: Lina Markauskaite, Peter Goodyear, Marie Carroll, Tina Hinton, Philip Poronnik, Kim Bell-Anderson, Simon Poon
TIME: 11:00-11:45am, Thursday 5, November, STL Research Fest 2015
Developing students’ capacities to work in multidisciplinary teams, communicate effectively with people across traditional professional boundaries, and solve complex real-world issues are a priority area for future enhancements of university teaching. But what is really involved? What kinds of capacities do students actually need for working effectively across disciplinary and professional boundaries? What kinds of interdisciplinary teaching and learning models are effective? What kinds of teaching and learning approaches are most productive for enhancing students’ capacities? How can we validly and effectively assess students’ mastery of various interdisciplinary skills?
In this session, we will share some insights from recent research and teaching, as a stimulus to discussing experiences and practical action in this space. If there is sufficient support, we envisage forming an action research group to collaborate in innovative educational R&D over the next few years.
If you are interested in this challenging area but can’t attend the event, please send us an email and we will keep you informed.