Interdisciplinarity and Teaching

You may wonder how an interdisciplinary program can benefit your teaching career. A general search for information about interdisciplinary methods in K-12 or university-level teaching will result in thousands of articles and book chapters. There is strong interest building across the nation in teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective, including team-teaching and solo teaching ideas and techniques. A teacher who has a good grasp of interdisciplinary theory and practice should be at an advantage for approaching these ideas and implementing these new techniques.

Here are just a few samples of what’s being said about the potential and the practice of teaching with an interdisciplinary background:

K-12 Academics

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHER EDUCATION: REFORM IN THE GLOBAL AGE

Edutopia

Project Muse: We Are What We Teach: American Studies in the K-16 Classroom

An Analysis of an Interdisciplinary
Experience in Art, Music, and Social Science with Fifth Grade Classes in Traditional School

The Interdisciplinary Studies Project is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies.