Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
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Harness the benefits of interdisciplinary study and work
Real life problems are too complex to be solved by a single field of study. That’s why learning to work across different disciplines is a vital skill in our modern society.
On this course, you’ll discover what interdisciplinary learning is and learn how different disciplines develop their own methodologies and language.
You’ll explore how disciplines create and value different types of knowledge, and discover strategies for working in an interdisciplinary environment.
You’ll also learn how to make the most of interdisciplinary work and collaborate effectively in your own areas of practice.
What topics will you cover?
- The definitions of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary.
- The different ways that disciplines use and interpret key language and terminology.
- The different methodologies preferred by disciplines.
- The ways that disciplines create and value different types of knowledge.
- Key strategies for studying interdisciplinarily.
- Key strategies for working interdisciplinarily with others.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those preparing for a joint honours degree or an interdisciplinary degree at undergraduate or masters level.
It will also be useful for academic researchers undertaking research in new areas or professionals working on projects with people from different disciplines.
This course is part of the skills courses portfolio at the University of Leeds that is designed to improve students’ academic study skills.
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