ERIC Number: EJ966409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Doing the Creative Frontier: A Scientist and a Humanist Learn to Teach Humanities Together
Kardonsky, Stanley; Leist, Susan M.
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v1 n1 p33-40 2005
This paper relates the story of two professors that have made a bridge between the two cultures, science and humanities. They teach a humanities course together in which they explore the nature of the two cultures, their differences and their commonalities. The processes of team-building and planning produced five heuristic questions for the course around which the paper is organized: (1) Have science and the humanities always been separate cultures?; (2) What are the respective worldviews out of which scientists and humanists work?; (3) Can the two cultures be bridged?; (4) What sort of dialogue can bring about that connection?; and (5) Can students understand and become participants in that dialogue? The paper describes this team teaching experience from its conceptual beginnings through the actualization of those concepts. In it, the authors will talk about "doing" the course, what they have learned from teaching it, and how they have changed from the experience.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Team Teaching, Humanities, Science Education, Scientists, Humanistic Education, World Views, College Students, College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Heuristics, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Dialogs (Language)
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