Workshop: Design strategies for interdisciplinary teaching and learning
Friday 7 April 2017 9.30 – 12.00 | max. 25 participants | sign up before april 4th
Roeterseiland UvA, Nieuwe achtergracht 129B, room G 2.01learning outcomes, course structure, assessment and learning activities
The term ‘interdisciplinarity’ has become a buzzword in higher education in recent years. But what do we mean by interdisciplinarity? What is a good interdisciplinary programme design? How do you assess whether a student has integrated insights from more than one discipline? How do you challenge students to step across disciplinary borders?
This workshop will serve as a foothold for new educational initiatives – programmes, minors, courses or extracurricular activities – where interdisciplinary skills are cherished and developed. It is meant for university teachers and curriculum leaders who aim to successfully develop, implement and sustain an interdisciplinary approach to their teaching at the classroom, course or programme level. What must be done to ensure that students actually integrate knowledge across disciplines?
This workshop is based on the recently published handbook Designing Interdisciplinary Education, and focuses on learning outcomes, course structure, assessment and learning activities. Participants are invited to bring along materials on existing interdisciplinary programmes or plans for new courses. During the workshop we look at your ideas and materials and provide feedback and suggestions for enhancement.