ARU is delighted to be hosting the 7th Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference at our Chelmsford campus on 20 April 2023.
We look forward to welcoming you, and to exploring the conference theme: 'Interdisciplinary Experiences: Transforming Perspectives'.
This year’s conference theme will focus on the opportunities afforded by interdisciplinary learning and teaching to transform the vision and frames of reference that students bring to the classroom.
This conference also asks how we can empower students to use their experiences of interdisciplinary study to make a difference. This transformation might be in their own learning journey or within a wider community.
The conference theme, Interdisciplinary Experiences: Transforming Perspectives, is close to our hearts at ARU; our education is underpinned by our mission, ‘Transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research’.
Our trailblazing Ruskin Modules exemplify this approach by bringing students together around societal challenges, co-creating more holistic perspectives informed by diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Proposals for papers, panels, workshops and poster presentations should aim to address one or more of the following sub-themes:
We are interested in how interdisciplinary learning and teaching can be transformative.
We are interested in ways that you have found to create or facilitate an interdisciplinary community of learning.
Presentations which include practical steps to establish or extend interdisciplinary communities are especially welcome.
Assessing interdisciplinary work is one of the most challenging aspects in interdisciplinary learning and teaching. There are not established ‘rules’ of knowledge or accepted benchmarks of success.
By its very nature, the assessment of interdisciplinary activities must be broad and inclusive, but this also means it is difficult to fit into a rubric or to ‘quantify’. In addition, members of the teaching team often bring their own notions of what is ‘correct’ based on their own epistemological backgrounds.
We are looking for ways that you have found to measure the critical engagement required for successful interdisciplinary outcomes.
Please see our Call for Papers (PDF) for more information and instructions for submitting your proposal.
Closing date for Submissions: 21 December 2022
This is the seventh conference of this kind. Read about previous conferences.
For further information please contact the conference organisers:
Ida Kemp, Chair, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conferences (UK): firstname.lastname@example.org
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