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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Encourages deep understandings through interdisciplinary explorations of real-world problems, solutions and responses. Students develop an interdisciplinary framework by exploring connections between disciplines in real-world contexts. This framework is then applied to explore a real-world problem. The unit emphases critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy, and ethical and interconnected approaches to problems that matter. 

Unit content

Module 1. Disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary approaches to problems. 
 
Module 2. Transforming the PDHPE through Interdisciplinary approaches to problems. 
 
Module 3. Transforming the Creative Arts through Interdisciplinary approaches to problems. 
 
Module 4. Transforming the Humanities through Interdisciplinary approaches to problems. 
 
Module 5. Transforming Science and Technology through Interdisciplinary approaches to problems. 
 
Module 6. Transforming Mathematics through Interdisciplinary approaches to problems. 

 

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:
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

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 texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.