Interdisciplinary Learning: Process and Outcomes - Coggle Diagram
Interdisciplinary Learning: Process
Is a teaching approach that combines the curricular objectives and methods from more than one discipline focusing on a central theme, issue, problem or work.
-Authentic real life learning.
-Increased cognitive gains.
-Increased critical thinking and problem solving skills.
-Open doors for students to develop interest in variety of content areas.
Multidisciplinary learning “refers to the involvement of several different professional areas, though not necessarily in an integrated manner” (Shafritz, Koeppe, & Soper, 1988).
Encourage students to perceive the connections between seemingly unrelated domains, thereby facilitating a personalized process of organizing knowledge.
Students enrolled in interdisciplinary programs sharpen theirmetacognitive skills through deliberate reﬂection on their own waysof thinking.
-Students will be able to expand their knowledge
-Students can apply this knowledge in their real life
-It involves many ways to acquire experiences
Interdisciplinary studies facilitate higher-order cognitive processingby motivating students to engage in deep learning
In order to
Seek meaning and had a reflection, based on what student´s have learned
The interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning focuses on the methodologies, interpretive tools, and language of several disciplines on a central problem, issue, or theme
As a consequence
Students engaged in interdisciplinary programs are more likely to acquire integrated perspectives and solutions-focused strategies
Content-specific knowledge derived from a single discipline
Arguments in support of interdisciplinary learning
1.The anticipated learning outcomes of interdisciplinary programs, assessment of student progress toward these milestones is as important as more traditional assessment of discipline-specific declarative and procedural language
2.The assessment of cognitive outcomes of interdisciplinary learning can provide educators with a insight into their students development and forge a useful foundation for programmatic improvement
3.The interdisciplinary approach contend that integrated curricula may help students to cope increasingly complex and multifaceted work environments
May aid in developing the problem-solving skills and complex perspectives most needed by modern society
Students develop an appreciation of the differences between disciplines on how to approach a problem and their discipline specific rules regarding viable evidence. This leads to a broader understanding of the issue under investigation.
Helps students to understand why conflicts commonly arise over; the causes and consequences of an issue and, the ideal way for policy to address the issue of concern.
With this interdisciplinary approach, the students would synthesize their learning in responding to the essay question by pulling evidence from multiple disciplines.