mw. drs. L. (Linda) de Greef
Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica
Science Park A
Science Park 904 Amsterdam
1090 GE Amsterdam
Designing Interdisciplinary Education
Now, more than ever, higher education faces the challenge of educating students to see beyond the limits of their own discipline and to come up with innovative integrated solutions to our contemporary problems. 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.
The book’s ‘how to’ approach addresses several important topics such as formulating and assessing interdisciplinary learning outcomes, embedding integration in the programme design, the features of an interdisciplinary teacher, interdisciplinary teaching in practice, and didactic methods that nurture interdisciplinary understanding. This handbook incorporates numerous case studies, key advices, and exercises from a variety of interdisciplinary programmes in diverse countries. The ideas elaborated in this handbook are based on the theories and practices used at the I0nstitute for Interdisciplinary Studies, the University of Amsterdam’s knowledge centre for interdisciplinary learning and teaching
Linda de Greef graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1997, with a Masters degree in Human Biology and later on completed a consultancy training at SIOO. Currently, she is programme manager at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies where experiments, publications, workshops, guides and methods for interdisciplinary education are developed and shared. She is specialised in curriculum development, the accompanying organisational developments and the professional development of interdisciplinary teaching skills.
She is currently the Programme Manager for UvA’s PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) College
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