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Student experiences of multidisciplinarity in the undergraduate geography curriculum

Hall, T, McGuinness, M, Parker, C and Toms, P (2017) 'Student experiences of multidisciplinarity in the undergraduate geography curriculum.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education. ISSN 1466-1845

Abstract

This paper explores the student experience of multidisciplinarity within the undergraduate Geography curriculum. It considers the drivers that have underpinned this development before considering the findings of research into student experiences in two universities in the south of England. The results suggest that most students view this development positively and recognize a number of advantages that it brings, citing expanded opportunities for learning, working with people from other disciplines, expansion of perspectives and perceived benefits to employability. However, for a minority this development is more problematic. The research points here to issues with specialist knowledge and disciplinary pedagogies, social issues within the classroom and class organization and some reservations regarding groupwork. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: multidisciplinarity, undergraduate, curriculum, student experience, disciplinary pedagogies
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 18:11
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 18:12
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