Questions for Discussion:
1. Using environmental science, political science and theology as examples, discuss the meaning and nature of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary ant transdisciplinary teaching and learning.
2. What opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and learning exist at your institution? Based on your experience, what value do you see in approaching a contemporary social problem from an interdisciplinary perspective?
Active Learning Exercise:
In collaboration with fellow students or a student organization, plan, execute and evaluate a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary faculty panel on an important environmental issue and if relevant focus on a significant problem in your local community. Once completed evaluate the process and outcome of the event and present your assessment findings to your class or student organization.
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