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De Welde, Kristine; Foote, Nicola; Hayford, Michelle; Rosenthal, Martha – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
This paper explores the potential of collaborative interdisciplinary teaching as a mechanism for advancing feminist pedagogies. The authors, individually and collectively, engage in feminist academic work (e.g., scholarship and teaching) that challenges traditional academic expectations in their disciplines and at their institution. The authors do…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Feminism
Clouder, Lynn, Ed.; Broughan, Christine, Ed.; Jewell, Steve, Ed.; Steventon, Graham, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expertise, Evidence, Feedback (Response)
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Brown, Theresa J. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the origins, goals, structures, and evaluations for a required course in gender studies at the university at which she teaches. This article will be of assistance to faculty members who may be interested in beginning a discussion of how such a course can be implemented at their own institutions. The course,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Required Courses, Gender Issues, Womens Studies
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Miller, William R.; Mitchell, Colleen; Miller, Jeffrey D. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2009
We challenged an Aquatic Biology class to find a way to access, observe, and record aquatic habitats and organisms without causing disruption. Using off the shelf components the class was guided in the design and assembly of a remote controlled, video broadcasting, data collecting, floating vehicle based on a molded goose decoy. GOOSE-CAM or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Biology, Science Instruction, Water
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Kolakowska, A. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
Large systems of statistical physics often display properties that are independent of particulars that characterize their microscopic components. Universal dynamical patterns are manifested by the presence of scaling laws, which provides a common insight into governing physics of processes as vastly diverse as, e.g., growth of geological…
Descriptors: Physics, Higher Education, Scaling, Curriculum
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Place, Nancy; Hillyard, Cinnamon; Thomas, Elizabeth – College Teaching, 2008
In this interdisciplinary analysis, the authors examine the use of visual images in the college classroom. They share examples and critical reflections that illuminate the strengths and challenges in using this medium to enhance the social context for learning. The use of visual images to develop classroom community and connect learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Environment, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Potterfield, April; Majerus, Mary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Both the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommend appropriately incorporating mathematics into other disciplines (NRC 1996; NRC 2003; NCTM 2000). With this in mind, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based project was undertaken to incorporate mathematical analysis of data into a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Physiology, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics
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Henderson, LaRhee; Buising, Charisse; Wall, Piper – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2008
Undergraduate research in the biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology program at Drake University uses apprenticeship, cooperative-style learning, and peer mentoring in a cross-disciplinary and cross-community educational program. We call it the one-room schoolhouse approach to teaching undergraduate research. This approach is cost effective,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Scholarship
Szostak, Rick – Journal of Research Practice, 2007
This article addresses the interrelated questions of why it is important to teach students about the nature of interdisciplinarity and how this material might be best communicated to students. It is important to define for students what is meant by disciplines and interdisciplinarity. Having distinguished interdisciplinarity from the disciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Integrated Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines
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Dressman, Michael R. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2007
The study of the history of the English language can help students become aware of major issues in several academic fields, including history, literature, political science, anthropology, communication, economics, the Arts, and, of course, languages and linguistics. Even though instructors may not have an especially broad background in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Humanities, English, Language Research
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Thomson, Alexander – Community College Enterprise, 2007
Learning communities are a growing tool in use at colleges and universities around the country. In large part, these communities have been created in the hope that they will increase interaction among students and teach them to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. In addition to generating student interaction, learning communities should strive to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration
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Posch, Alfred; Steiner, Gerald – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to point out the necessity of implementing more appropriate approaches instead of the traditional single disciplinary approaches, in order to be able to cope with the ill-defined, highly complex problem of sustainable development in systems such as organizations or regions. Design/methodology/approach: Based…
Descriptors: Innovation, Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Internet
Crandall, JoAnn, Ed.; Kaufman, Dorit, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2002
Content-based instruction (CBI) challenges ESOL teachers to teach language through specialist content in institutional settings. This volume addresses CBI negotiation between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers document and evaluate courses that support the subject discipline and meet the language needs of EFL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content
Johannessen, Larry R. – 2000
This paper proceeds through an interdisciplinary unit of inquiry-based instruction, using the Vietnam War combat novel or memoir as a coming of age narrative, the classic thematic structure of the "bildungsroman." The paper discusses several key inquiry activities and asks readers to focus on two other key inquiry activities to help illustrate how…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Fiction, Higher Education
Doyle, Michael Scott – 1992
The decade of the 1980s saw a shift in paradigm in American trade and commerce, the serious beginning of a movement away from anachronistic and unwise ethnocentrism and nationalism and toward a more practical globalization of American business consciousness. The notion of business conducted in English and according to American norms began to yield…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, College Second Language Programs, Cross Cultural Studies
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