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Thursday, June 23 • 16:10 - 17:00
CON09.16 - Disciplinary Dimensions in Curricular Change

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This workshop offers an open discussion forum surrounding the conceptions of intra-, inter-, multi-, cross-, and trans- disciplinarity in curricular contexts. Learners will consider the challenges, opportunities, and implications of making curricular decisions with multiple disciplinary approaches in mind. Learners will be empowered to intentionally examine their own contextualized process as they ask themselves and others: How might we characterize the various dimensions of disciplinarity? In what instances are these dimensions naturally occurring and/or planned? In what ways do current approaches and practices inform and invite a disciplinary spectrum?

Our session will incorporate pedagogies of engagement, including both active and collaborative learning opportunities. We have included a range of activities such as a case study exercise, a reflective 2-minute paper, and group discussion. Participants of the workshop will explore their own conceptualizations of disciplinarity along a continuum that spans intra-, inter-, cross-, multi-, and trans-disciplinarity. In groups, workshop participants will work collectively to arrive at a shared operational definition. Participants will then be given the opportunity to contextualize these disciplinary dimensions with examples from their institutional contexts. By the end of the session we would like learners to:
(a) conceptualize dimensions of disciplinarity,
(b) investigating approaches that include various disciplinary dimensions along the continuum and,
(c) critically reflect on potential manipulations in their current context inspired by the workshop activities.


Katherine Bishop-Williams

PhD Student, University of Guelph
Katherine Bishop-Williams is a PhD Student at the University of Guelph, in the department of Population Medicine. Katherine is currently the College Lead for the Ontario Veterinary College, offering workshops and resources for graduate teaching development. Katherine is also... Read More →
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Kaitlin Roke

PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
Kaitlin Roke is a PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph, in the department of Human Health and Nutritional Science. Kaitlin also worked with the department of Open Learning and Educational Support as one of the Graduate Teaching Community Co-Chairs.

Meagan Troop

Dr. Meagan Troop is an Online Learning Consultant at the Centre for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo and an adjunct instructor at Laurier’s Faculty of Education. She plays a collaborative role in designing and supporting curricular development for undergraduate and... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 16:10 - 17:00 EDT
Weldon Library 121 (Teaching Support Centre) Western University

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