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Pedagogy in General Education
Deepen your knowledge of effective practice in General Education with these resources.
Articles & News
Articles and News
Reforming General Education As If It Matters—Because It Does (Peer Review)
While the pace of change in higher education can be slow, general education has emerged as a space of innovation, collaboration, thoughtfulness, creativity, and inquiry. This issue of Peer Review explores lessons learned from the AAC&U Institute on General Education and Assessment in which campus teams refine and advance programs using the General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) framework.
The university of the future will be interdisciplinary (The Guardian)
Traditional departmental structures are preventing research and education from evolving. It’s time for something new
What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study? (The Open University)
It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable?
Interdisciplinary trends in higher education
This article examines ID trends in higher education research, instruction and degree offerings. It highlights how central ID solutions are in helping to address some of the most complex needs and challenges in higher education today, including how best to prepare higher education graduates for future employment and leadership positions.
Designing interdisciplinary education: A practical handbook for university teachers by
Call Number: 375 G811D 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Designing Interdisciplinary Education serves as a foothold for interdisciplinary initiatives in higher education, whether it be programmes, minors, courses or extra-curricular activities. It offers accessible guidance and practical advice for university teachers and curriculum leaders who aim to develop, implement and sustain a successful interdisciplinary approach to their teaching at the classroom, course or programme level.
A guide for developing interdisciplinary thematic units by
Call Number: 375.001 R543G 2008
Publication Date: 2008
This is one of the few books available that successfully integrates interdisciplinary content, technology, diversity, and suggestions for classroom management. It is intended for the teacher interested in offering, assessing, and evaluating an integrated curriculum through instruction.
What the Best College Teachers Do by
Call Number: 378.12 B16Wx 2004
Publication Date: 2004
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.
A Chinese translation
is also available.
The Power of Play in Higher Education by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2019
This book examines the increasing popularity of creativity and play in tertiary learning, and how it can be harnessed to enhance the student experience at university. While play is often misunderstood as something 'trivial' and associated with early years education, the editors and contributors argue that play contributes to social and human development and relations at a fundamental level.
Assessment Clear and Simple by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2010
An essential guide for anyone who participates in the assessment process in higher education. Provides suggestions for using rubrics and alternatives to rubrics, including doing assessment for multidisciplinary work.
Interdisciplinary Place-Based Learning in Urban Education: Exploring Virtual Worlds by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2018
This book focuses on the interdisciplinary incorporation of place-based learning in faculty teaching strategies at the New York City College of Technology. Contributing authors highlight their creative use of the unique urban environment of Brooklyn, illustrating the integration of urban resources into student research projects and activities in the context of an interdisciplinary course.
Doing Liberal Arts Education : The Global Case Studies by
Publication Date: 2018
This book examines and shares concrete and specific strategies and policies for doing liberal arts education in a wide range of contexts. It deepens readers’ understanding of the processes of adopting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to the development and teaching of liberal arts courses, integrating diversity and inclusion in policies and practices of liberal arts education, and institutionalizing evidence-based policy making.
Interdisciplinary Higher Education : Perspectives and Practicalities by
Publication Date: 2010-11-08
Interdisciplinary Higher Education" offers a contemporary of our understanding and practice of interdisciplinary higher education. Part I (Chapters 1 to 5) considers a range of theoretical perspectives on interdisciplinarity: the nature of disciplines, complexity, leadership, group working, and academic development. Part II (Chapters 6 to 18) provides more than a dozen vignettes of interdisciplinary practice, drawn from Australian, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Teaching the Whole Student : Engaged Learning with Heart, Mind, and Spirit by
Publication Date: 2017-05-25
The whole-student approach as a retention model / Jerry A. Pattengale -- Incorporating social justice into teaching : an integrative pedagogy approach / Kathleen Manning -- Learning community classrooms and educating for critical hope / Gillies Malnarich -- Relational teaching and learning : the classroom as community and the community as classroom / David Schoem -- Toward a new pedagogy to help create a sustainable future / James Crowfoot -- Experiential and dialogic pedagogy in a religious and ethnic conflict course / Adrienne B. Dessel -- Service-learning and integrative pedagogy for engaging the whole student / Joseph A. Galura -- Teaching and learning that make a difference / James L. Heft -- Integrative approaches for sustained diversity engagement in the early years of college / Angela M. Locks -- Assessment : rethinking the role of integrative pedagogies / Kimberly A. Kline, Edward P. St. John & Annie E. Connors -- Teaching the whole student / Christine Modey, David Schoem, Edward P. St. John.
Innovating Pedagogy 2019
This annual report sponsored by the Open University proposes ten areas of innovation in education that are ready to implement but have not yet had a major impact. One of them might transform your pedagogical practice!
Useful Tools & Websites
Useful Tools and Websites
The Scholarly Teacher
Blog that provides a balance of scholarly evidence and practical applications for enhancing student learning.
Purposefully Incorporating Technology into the Classroom Using the SAMR Model
This blog post from the Scholarly Teacher introduces Puentedura's SAMR (substitution, augmentation, modification, redfinition) model for incorporating educational technology into the classroom.
Interdisciplinary Learning Activities
Produced by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Amsterdam, this handbook is for faculty that want to incorporate interdisciplinary learning goals into their educational practice. It is based on almost 20 years of experience with interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
Open Education Network
Members of the network are committed to working together to make open the default in higher education.
Online platform that allows the combination of authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. Enables the harnessing of the power of maps and geography to tell a story.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching
A sub-section of a website authored by the Science Education Resource Center of Carleton College. Although written with the teaching of economics in mind, the principles described are broadly applicable.