Idea-resources for teachers who want to teach
(or do teach) eclectic interdisciplinary studies.
This page will be more fully developed by December 2010.
Here is a preview of some ideas you'll see here later:
• There will be a brief summary of what "eclectic inter-disciplinary" is — compared with typical specialization and with multi-, trans-, or cross-disciplinary — and why it offers advantages, especially for complex topics that involve many factors, and these topics include many of the most important practical problems in modern societies. / Currently, four types of disciplinarity (inter- multi- trans- cross-) are described in Wikipedia.
• a few examples (of many possible):
• look at the wide range of experience and skills in the faculty of Environmental Studies at The King's University College, and Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies at Calvin College; this is important, not just so a department (or an approach to gathering information and solving problems) can be called "interdisciplinary" but because the questions being considered have many different aspects, with many factors involved in determining "what is happening" and deciding "therefore what should we do?"
• historians (using historical method) "skillfully blend ideas from a wide range of fields (sociology, psychology, philosophy, political science, economics,...) in their search for explanations."
• design method is usually especially relevant for an interdisciplinary project and approach
Science-and-Religion for Understanding & Personal Faith may be useful for teachers (and their students) in all areas,
and a SITEMAP will help you explore the website for Whole-Person Education (with resources for Effective Education and Science-Theology Interactions, using a Multiple-Views Approach) and other parts of the ASA Website, plus TIPS FOR TEACHERS.
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