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ERIC Number: EJ1117802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Interdisciplinary Studies: A Site for Bridging the Skills Divide
Everett, Michele C.
Journal of Effective Teaching, v16 n2 p20-31 2016
This study explores student learning outcomes from an Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies course. The article focuses on students' perceptions of cognitive abilities, skills and attributes developed through participation in an interdisciplinary research and design project. Participants were 50 students enrolled in the course. A pre-post survey matched pairs design was used to analyze data generated from Likert scale responses. Content analysis was used to analyze responses to open-ended survey questions. The study's findings illustrate the potential interdisciplinary studies programs have for fostering the development of skills required for success in the workplace and for good citizenship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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