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Unit description

Encourages deep understandings through interdisciplinary explorations of real-world problems, solutions and responses. Students develop their understanding of a variety of interdisciplinary frameworks as well as explore connections between disciplines. These frameworks are applied to observations of teaching and learning in the real-world. The unit emphases critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy, and ethical and interconnected approaches to problems that matter. 

Unit content

Module 1. Introduction to Interdisciplinarity: definitions and frameworks.

Module 2. Transforming Language and Literacy through Interdisciplinary Approaches.

Module 3. Transforming PDHPE and Humanities through Interdisciplinary Approaches.

Module 4. Transforming the Creative Arts through Interdisciplinary Approaches.

Module 5. Transforming STEM through Interdisciplinary Approaches.

Module 6. Interdisciplinary Futures: where to from here.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and critically engage with concepts, principles and theories of disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
2define and understand a chosen discipline in relation to other disciplines
3identify and understand applications of interdisciplinary approaches to problems or challenges
4develop and apply an interdisciplinary framework to a specific problem or challenge

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and critically engage with concepts, principles and theories of disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity
  2. define and understand a chosen discipline in relation to other disciplines
  3. identify and understand applications of interdisciplinary approaches to problems or challenges
  4. develop and apply an interdisciplinary framework to a specific problem or challenge

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
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Teaching method
Workshop 2 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
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Teaching method
Workshop 2 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
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Teaching method
Workshop 2 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
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Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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