Undergraduates as Activists: Lessons Learned from Problem-based Interdisciplinary Pedagogy

Interdisciplinary studies foster an ability to cross disciplinary boundaries in viewing societal issues and concerns from the integration of combined insights drawn from multiple disciplines. Our initial analyses show indications for students to expand their conceptual knowledge base around the topic of societal problems studied through an interdisciplinary research project. Additional data from our ongoing project will be shared on students’ own assessments of their growth on competencies associated with interdisciplinary engagements as a demonstration of the potential of interdisciplinary pedagogy to foster and promote the skills and knowledge undergraduates need to become informed and responsible activists.

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4:00pm to 5:30pm

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