Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines

Online Course

Future Learn
Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines

What is the course about?

Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines
The course Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines is an online class provided by University of Leeds through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Thinking of doing an interdisciplinary degree? Learn how to study and work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Course description
  • Harness the benefits of interdisciplinary study and work
  • 2 weeks
  • Real life problems are too complex to be solved by a single field of study. That’s why learning to work across different disciplines is a vital skill in our modern society.
  • On this course, you’ll discover what interdisciplinary learning is and learn how different disciplines develop their own methodologies and language.
  • You’ll explore how disciplines create and value different types of knowledge, and discover strategies for working in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • You’ll also learn how to make the most of interdisciplinary work and collaborate effectively in your own areas of practice.
  • The definitions of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary.
  • The different ways that disciplines use and interpret key language and terminology.
  • The different methodologies preferred by disciplines.
  • The ways that disciplines create and value different types of knowledge.
  • Key strategies for studying interdisciplinarily.
  • Key strategies for working interdisciplinarily with others.
  • Explore how different disciplines have standardised focuses and methods for researching and solving problems.
  • Compare the ways that different disciplines create and discover knowledge, and the type of knowledge they create.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness and applicability of discipline-specific epistemologies to different needs and projects.
  • Reflect on how your understanding of your own discipline changes when you compare it to the principles and methods of other disciplines.
  • This course is designed for those preparing for a joint honours degree or an interdisciplinary degree at undergraduate or masters level.
  • It will also be useful for academic researchers undertaking research in new areas or professionals working on projects with people from different disciplines.
  • This course is part of the skills courses portfolio at the University of Leeds that is designed to improve students’ academic study skills.
  • University of Leeds
  • As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Prerequisites & Facts

Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines

Course Topic

Study Skills, Teaching

University, College, Institution

University of Leeds

Course Skill Level

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Interdisciplinary Learning: Working Across Disciplines

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / University of Leeds you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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