Transdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching & Learning
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Transdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching & Learning

Starts in
October
Location
Online
Studiedagen
TBD

The module focuses on approaches to teaching and learning that are not subject-specific, but transdisciplinary. Students critically examine common curricular frameworks, and how they integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA). They develop an understanding of the interplay between elements of KSA and how they can be integrated into teaching practices across disciplines. The module looks specifically at how concept-based, transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning can support the development of KSA. Students are asked to reflect on their own teaching practice and school context and learn to meaningfully integrate transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning across subjects, school contexts, and curricular frameworks.   

  • This is an online module that allows in-service educators to study in their own time, wherever they are in the world.
  • The module provides a foundation for a variety of different roles within diverse school and education contexts:

- Curriculum developer

- Curriculum coordinator

- Education policy developer

characteristics

Diploma
n.v.t.
Starts in
October
Location
Online
Language
English
Course duration
2 - 6 months
Course type
Training
Course days
TBD
Incompany
No

Learning outcomes

  • Articulate why the integration of approaches to learning in school curricula is a valuable addition to the cognitive repertoire of students. 
  • Understand the difference between subject-based, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary curricula.
  • Understand how common curricula integrate approaches to learning.
  • Integrate approaches to learning into subject-based, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary curricula.
  • Develop a transdisciplinary lesson that integrates approaches to learning, following a concept-based, problem-based and/or project-based approach.
  • Recognize the need for schools to integrate a variety of approaches to learning to support the development of students growing as responsible citizens.
  • Acknowledge the value of integrating approaches to learning in the school curriculum.

Key themes

  • Approaches to learning: knowledge, skills, attitudes (KSA)
  • The interplay between knowledge, skills and attitudes across different curricula
  • Planning for the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes in the classroom

Key topics

  • History and purpose of transdisciplinarity and KSA
  • Terminology: skills, competencies, approaches to learning 
  • Assessment of the value of various transferable skills
  • The integration of KSA in different curricular frameworks across the continuum
  • Current debates about the relationship between elements of KSA
  • Development of lessons that integrate KSA

University lecturer

Dr. Elke Van Dermijnsbrugge