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ERIC Number: EJ809783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Teaching against the Grain: Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork Effectively Delivers a Successful Undergraduate Unit in Sustainable Development
Hoare, Anthony; Cornell, Sarah; Bertram, Christopher; Gallagher, Karen; Heslop, Sally; Lieven, Nicholas; MacLeod, Christine; Morgan, John; Pickering, Andrew; Wells, Suzi; Willmore, Christine
Environmental Education Research, v14 n4 p469-481 Aug 2008
A team-taught interdisciplinary undergraduate unit in Sustainable Development has been developed and run over the past two years at the University of Bristol. This has been a unique initiative for this university to take. As in most other research-intensive higher education institutions, teaching generally follows rather traditional disciplinary conventions, operating within departmental bounds. The initiative was unusual--and indeed ambitious--enough to gain the Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement (HEEPI) Green Gown Award in teaching for 2007 (HEEPI is a project supported by the Higher Education Founding Council for England; http://www.heepi.org.uk/green_gown_awards.htm). There are both challenges and pleasures in designing and delivering a team-taught unit in a traditional university setting. This experience is outlined and evaluated here, giving consideration to both the practical and the more fundamentally philosophical issues encountered in the process. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Bristol)