Interdisciplinarity and Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education

Interdisciplinarity and Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education

Author: Annie Aarup Jensen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030188429

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This book addresses the relation between Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and interdisciplinarity and challenges the often implicit assumption that PBL leads to interdisciplinarity by default. The book examines theoretical and philosophical aspects of PBL and interdisciplinary learning. The first part of the book conceptualises the notions of problem-based learning and interdisciplinary learning, and highlights some key overlaps and ways of conceiving of their interrelatedness. It discusses the role of problem-based medical education in relation to interdisciplinary professionalism in medical education. Taking the reader into the realm of techno-anthropology, the book discusses the role of problems and projects in transgressing disciplines, and presents an analysis of three challenges facing new students when entering interdisciplinary and problem-based higher education. The second part of the book focuses on practicing interdisciplinarity in problem-based higher education. It explores how the construction of problems in interdisciplinary PBL projects can be seen from the perspectives of multicultural groups, and examines group processes in interdisciplinary PBL projects. It concludes by taking a closer look at student practices in interdisciplinary PBL, and at how students are positioned and position themselves in the complex transdisciplinary PBL project.

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Balasubramanyam Chandramohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134295937

Category: Education

Page: 184

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As universities increasingly offer courses that break the confines of a single subject area, more students are enrolling on interdisciplinary programmes within multidisciplinary departments. Teaching and learning within interdisciplinary study requires new approaches, including an understanding of the critical perspectives and frameworks and the rearranging of intellectual and professional boundaries. Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education explores the issues and tensions provoked by interdisciplinary learning, offering helpful information for: Staff development Distance learning Mass communication courses Interdisciplinary science courses Grounded in thorough research, this collection is the first of its kind to provide practical advice and guidance from around the world, improving the quality of teaching and learning in interdisciplinary programmes.

Problem-Based Learning In Higher Education: Untold Stories

Problem-Based Learning In Higher Education: Untold Stories

Author: Savin-Baden, Maggi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335203376

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This book discloses ways in which learners and teachers manage complex and diverse learning in the context of their lives in a fragile and often incoherent world. It explores both the theory and the practice of problem-based learning and considers the implications of implementing problem-based learning organizationally.

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Zhou, Chunfang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799835295

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Chinese universities are striving to integrate new educational elements such as student-centered learning, group learning, active learning, and learning by doing into current traditional curriculum systems for creativity development among young generations. However, the concept of creativity by its very nature is a complex term of many perspectives. It is necessary to clarify what creativity is, how creativity can be fostered in learning environments, and what universities should do in order to foster creative young talents. Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that provides a multidimensional understanding on both challenges and opportunities of fostering creativity and PBL in Chinese universities and particularly discusses this implementation in a Chinese cultural context. Though related to a Chinese cultural context, the book can inspire other universities in other cultures, particularly in Asian areas, to learn why PBL is a potential strategy for creativity development and to rethink how to facilitate the innovation capability of universities in the future. Featuring a wide range of topics such as course design, educational technology, and curriculum development, this book is ideal for education professionals, academicians, teaching professors, researchers, administrators, and students.

Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Programmes in Higher Education

Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Programmes in Higher Education

Author: Judith L. Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351790406

Category: Education

Page: 108

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At the centre of this book is the exploration of how logic-in-use both leads to a particular understanding of the phenomena of interest (such as opportunities for learning specific processes) and shapes a particular view of what evidence counts in constructing claims. The contributions brought together here invite readers to explore the processes involved in developing and studying educational innovations, and to undercover the interdependent conceptual and epistemological actions, processes and practices of instructors, programme developers and students. Taken together, the book brings forward an argument related to the reflexive turn – the understanding that researchers in the social sciences construct, rather than find, phenomena of interest. Therefore, this book creates the potential to examine not only the logic-in-use developed by different researchers, but also to examine the complex nature of particular phenomena of interest to the researcher themselves. This book was originally published as a special issue of Pedagogies: An Educational Journal.

Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level

Teaching Education for Sustainable Development at University Level

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319329284

Category: Education

Page: 355

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This book introduces readers to the latest research and findings from projects focusing on teaching education for sustainable development at universities. In particular, it describes practical experiences, outline courses, training schemes and other initiatives aimed at promoting better teaching on matters related to sustainable development at institutions of higher education. In order to meet the pressing need for publications to support sustainable development education, the book places special emphasis on state-of-the art descriptions of approaches, methods, initiatives and projects from around the world, illustrating how teaching education for sustainable development can be implemented at the international scale. The book represents a timely contribution to the dissemination of approaches and methods that may improve the way we perceive the importance of teaching education for sustainable development, as well as how we implement it.

Guide to Integrating Problem-Based Learning Programs in Higher Education Classrooms: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Guide to Integrating Problem-Based Learning Programs in Higher Education Classrooms: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Author: Epler, Pam

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799881797

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Recently, there has been an increase in businesses and schools that are using some form of problem-based learning daily. By educating undergraduate and graduate students using this service delivery model, they will be better prepared to enter the workforce and increase their marketability. Further study is required to ensure students and faculty utilize this model to its full potential. Guide to Integrating Problem-Based Learning Programs in Higher Education Classrooms: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation provides college and university faculty with ways to establish, use, and evaluate a successful problem-based undergraduate or graduate program. Covering key topics such as peer tutors, evaluation, technology, and project-based learning, this reference work is ideal for higher education faculty, teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, school administrators, university leaders, researchers, practitioners, and students.

Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability

Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability

Author: J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319237053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

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This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.

Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems

Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119445968

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This volume builds on existing pedagogical research and efforts to showcase SoTL across the disciplines (Gurung, Chick, & Haynie, 2009; Chick, Haynie, & Gurung, 2012) but takes this important work in a new direction. In each chapter, interdisciplinary teams of authors address a single pedagogical question bringing each of their home discipline's specific literature and methodologies to the table. The result is a fresh examination of evidence-based practices for teaching and learning in higher education that is intentionally inclusive of faculty from different disciplines.

Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education

Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education

Author: de Silva, Eugene

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466663763

Category: Education

Page: 425

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While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today’s schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate into the workforce. Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education addresses the problems currently facing science education in the USA and the UK, and suggests a new hands-on approach to learning. This book is an essential reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, educators, curricula developers, and teachers as they strive to improve education at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels.

Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs

Technology, Theory, and Practice in Interdisciplinary STEM Programs

Author: Reneta D Lansiquot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137567390

Category: Science

Page: 126

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This book highlights models for promoting interdisciplinary thinking and an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding among students in STEM-related fields. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics often perceive that courses in their major are not related to the general education liberal arts courses required for their degrees. This separation prevents the transfer of skills between their general education courses and their degree pursuits. The false dichotomy is particularly important because solving the daunting challenges of the twenty-first century—such as drug-resistant bacteria, scarcity of natural resources, and climate change—requires global citizens armed with robust, complex abilities who can integrate interdisciplinary concepts with bold technologies. Contributors to this book explore ways in which this dichotomy can be overcome.

Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training

Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training

Author: Carvalho, Luísa Cagica

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799882411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

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In the last decades, the development of innovative practices has gained considerable interest. New generations of students have grown up in a very different environment from their predecessors, one influenced by information and communications technology (ICT). In a globalized world, ICT is changing the way businesses create and capture value, how and where we work, and how we interact and communicate. Thus, some of the traditional teaching methods are rapidly becoming obsolete and unattractive to the new generation of students. Despite the increase in the development of new teaching approaches in recent years, relevant questions related to learning objectives, suitable methodologies, and impact assessment remain unanswered. Interdisciplinary and Practical Approaches to Managerial Education and Training addresses the best practices, laboratory methods, policies, protocols, and practical approaches to managerial education and training. Covering a wide range of topics such as training programs, teacher education, and online learning, it is ideal for academics, university teachers, researchers, students, public and private institutions, and professionals in managerial training education.