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van der Lecq, Ria – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
This article reports the results of a qualitative case study investigating the self-authorship characteristics of learners in the context of an interdisciplinary curriculum. The study identifies the students' assumptions about knowledge, self, and relationships. The findings are based on evidence from reflective essays written by students upon…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
Ryan, Phillip; Glodjo, Tyler; Hobbs, Bethany; Stargel, Victoria; Williams, Thad – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
This article is an analysis of one undergraduate English language teacher education program's integrative theoretical framework that is structured around three pillars: interdisciplinarity, critical pedagogy, and teacher exploration. First, the authors survey the unique complexities of language teaching and learning. Then, they introduce this…
Descriptors: Models, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Haynes, Carolyn – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
In the opening credits of the television cult classic "Iron Chef," Chairman Kaga takes a huge bite out of a big yellow bell pepper. With the ensuing smirk on his face, he introduces the famous "Kitchen Stadium," which he notes is his "dream in a form never seen before." What follows is a learning experience in which…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, College Faculty
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Augsburg, Tanya; Chitewere, Tendai – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
In this article we propose a five-step sequenced approach to integrative interdisciplinary learning in undergraduate gateway courses. Drawing from the literature of interdisciplinarity, transformative learning theory, and theories of reflective learning, we utilize a sequence of five steps early in our respective undergraduate gateway courses to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, World Views