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Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theory and Practice


reviewed by Camille Kandiko — July 23, 2009

coverTitle: Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
Author(s): Balasubramanyam Chandramohan and Stephen Fallows
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415341302, Pages: 167, Year: 2008
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This surprisingly slim edited book covers one of higher education’s current buzz-terms, interdisciplinarity, from both a learning and a teaching perspective. Centering primarily on undergraduate education, the chapters cover a broad range of topics related to interdisciplinarity. Part of the undergraduate focus, although not stated, may be because most of the contributions are from authors in the U.K., where there are fewer teaching-based graduate programs. There are also selections from the U.S., New Zealand, and India. For an edited book covering a wide range of issues and fields of study, there is very little context provided. There is no introduction, a short preface, and the conclusion by the editors is quite brief. This leaves the reader wondering about the intended scope of the book and the rationale behind contributions, as the book is a broad collection of short chapters, almost vignettes, related to interdisciplinarity. However, the book manages to cover... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 23, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15727, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:14:23 AM

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  • Camille Kandiko
    King’s College London
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    CAMILLE KANDIKO joined King's Learning Institute at King’s College London (UK) as a Research Associate in 2008. She contributes to the Institute’s research agenda on assessment of PhD supervision and the study of interdisciplinarity and interprofessionalism. She was awarded her PhD by Indiana University (USA) in 2007; her thesis title was Student Engagement in Canada and the U.S. in an Era of Globalization. Before taking up her post at the Institute, she was project associate at IU working on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
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