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ERIC Number: EJ981815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Interdisciplinary New University: A New Model for Faculties of Arts and Sciences in Turkey
Simsek, Hasan; Hacifazlioglu, Ozge
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n2 p742-749 Spr 2012
The concept of new university reduces the depth of disciplinary understanding at the undergraduate level. Instead, interdisciplinary understanding has been put forward, where room is provided for the broader development of student. Receiving training from multiple perspectives will provide students with the skills necessary in an era of present competitive society. People with critical thinking and decision making skills are needed in the complex modern world. This study presents a model for faculties of arts and sciences. Graduates of Arts and Sciences Faculties experience employment problems. This could be overcome through providing students with opportunities to study minor subjects. In most developed countries, higher education institutions appear to implement a model in which students take general courses in their freshman year. They tailor a program of their own with the mentorship of their supervisors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey