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Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Intersecting Ideas: The Importance of an Interdisciplinary Education

Kimberly Tan | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Kimberly Tan

The truth is, the solutions to our toughest problems will not be found through a narrow specialization, but rather through an interdisciplinary approach, where each field of study can provide a stepping-stone to the eventual solution.

President's Turnaround Arts Program Expanded

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

For the last few years, eight of the nation's lowest performing schools selected, have embraced the arts and art integration -- teaching other disciplines through the arts -- and the results have been extremely encouraging.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

The Evolving Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
John M. Eger

Many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Creative Campus ...

The Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Increasingly, many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Cr...

Corralling Support for a Common Core

John M. Eger | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
John M. Eger

If the naysayers don't kill the movement first, the effort to mold a new curriculum for the states offers tremendous opportunities to transform education.

'Art for the Public Good' Theme of Fine Art Deans Annual Conference

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Fine arts deans know that merging art and science, having more interdisciplinary and project-based learning, ushering in a whole new curriculum and a having truly creative community are essential to America's future.

Finding the Write Stuff: A Science Teacher Puts on Her Literacy Hat

Teach Plus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

As a science teacher, I learned a great deal by putting on my writing teacher hat. I also learned how important it is for students to see how all content can relate on an interdisciplinary level.

Academic Connections to the Real World

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Many dropouts are brilliant, and might thrive if truly challenged with a curriculum that is worldly in the sense that the subject matter allows them to explore the outer reaches of their mind.

Time for Arne Duncan to Walk the Talk About Art and Education

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Clearly we need to change the vocabulary of the educational establishment, change the lenses in the camera and in the process awaken to the competitive demands of this new age.

A New University Collaboration called HASTAC

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John M. Eger

It's really not that new. But the Collaboration can renew and reinvent the University. HASTAC (for Humanities, Art, Science, Technology, Advanced Col...

The Proper Role of Interdisciplinary Studies

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Roth

if interdisciplinary academic programs for undergrads were adventurous in the late 1950s, today they are as common on campuses as fake IDs.

Shouldn't Every Child Have an Education Like the President's Daughters'?

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

The president sends Malia and Sasha to a post-modern school focused on the personalization of learning. Isn't it time that every family in the nation has the same opportunity?