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ERIC Number: EJ832466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Teaching Water: Connecting across Disciplines and into Daily Life to Address Complex Societal Issues
Eisen, Arri; Hall, Anne; Lee, Tong Soon; Zupko, Jack
College Teaching, v57 n2 p99-104 Spr 2009
A central problem in higher education is how to best develop in students interdisciplinary thinking and application skills necessary to work and engage effectively in the twenty-first century. Traditional university structures make addressing this problem especially challenging. Using as a model courses with diverse perspectives on water taught by teams of interdisciplinary faculty, we explore one successful approach. We highlight the importance of institutional infrastructure and pedagogical strategies that nurtured our approach and allowed it to work. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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