Questioning Cross Disciplinarity in Teaching and Learning

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2022
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Educational Technology, Graduate Studies, History Education, Research and Methodology, Teaching and Learning

Questioning Cross Disciplinarity in Teaching and Learning

Conference: 15-17 November 2022

Place: Virtual

Abstract deadline: 05 October 2022



As educators, we strive to improve the collective quality of life by approaching issues through our unique lenses, science, art, psychology. Although this common goal unites all of us, we spend a great deal of time focusing on our differences, often approaching problems and potential solutions in silos.

Although contemporary practice has more recently taken a more inclusive approach, we have not updated the traditional model of education. A silo’ed approach does not serve our students who will go on to address the complicated issues of our time. Educators have the opportunity to lead change by identifying and training skills and traits in their students that are most valuable when working in multidisciplinary settings.

This is not to say that the separate disciplines need to be rebuked. On the contrary, the complexity of our issues will always require developing the skill areas and specialty knowledge that makes each discipline unique and indispensable. But we will need to spend more time focusing on what unites disciplines and strengthens the ability to work together. Are we currently answering this critical need? Are we preparing our students to answer the complicated problems of our age?

Under the banner of “Creativity, Flexibility, and Innovation in Education” this Conference strand call invites contributions questioning cross disciplinarity in teaching and learning from a range of standpoints. Our own particular discipline areas are art and design but we seek dialogue with educators from beyond these fields who are exploring creative, flexible and innovative ways of working outside the standard limits of their particular discipline areas.


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Steve Webber, Cindee Hogan, Terry Londy, Rachel Isaac-Menard