Interdisciplinary Orientation: A Teacher’s Guide
Earlier we wrote the booklet “Interdisciplinary Orientation; Learning to navigate beyond your discipline” to function as a learning resource for both students and teachers. Our aim with the booklet was to provide readers with an awareness of what interdisciplinarity entails, and what is required to work efficiently and productively in multidisciplinary teams. This is framed within an overall aim of achieving a more comprehensive understanding of complex problems and/or achieving novel and unexpected insights or solutions.
We have created this guide to provide inspiration and to give suggestions for how to incorporate the booklet “Interdisciplinary Orientation; Learning to navigate beyond your discipline” in your classroom, with:
- reading questions and activity ideas for giving students an interdisciplinary orientation,
- suggestions to raise awareness and to develop some of the skills & attitudes to allow for efficient and productive work in multidisciplinary teams,
- discussion questions and activity ideas for giving students a disciplinary grounding,
- discussion questions and assessment ideas for perspective-taking, creating common ground and integrating perspectives.