Interdisciplinary Teaching at York

Posted on 7 October 2019

The first Lunchtime Workshop of 2019 will discuss current research in interdisciplinary HE teaching.

Date:           Monday 14 October 2019

Time:           12.30pm to 2pm 
  
Location:      Natural Sciences Learning Studio, Heslington West campus

Speakers:     Dr Glenn A Hurst, Professor Roddy Vann and Dr Barry Lee

Abstract: 
 
This workshop will briefly outline current research in facilitating interdisciplinary teaching in higher education.  To include taking entire systems thinking approaches whereby studying the interdependence of components in dynamic systems, bringing in related disciplines in a connected-fashion, students can transition from a fragmented and reductionist knowledge of subject matter to a more integrated and lateral understanding of concepts, resulting in deeper learning. Representative examples of existing interdisciplinary programmes across the institution will be outlined. With this as a baseline, participants will discuss and explore the ways in which current institutional processes and structures facilitate and/or could be enhanced regarding the delivery of interdisciplinary teaching. Following this, the group will produce a series of recommendations for further consideration.
 
Booking:       To book a place on this workshop, please use the booking form.
 
Admission:    Tea and coffee will be available from 12.15; please feel free to bring your own lunch.