Transforming Higher Education Courses for Interdisciplinary Learning


Date: 30 September 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. GST

Early bird discount: 25% early bird discount until 19 August 2024, 109 USD instead of 145 USD

Group discount: Additional 10% OFF for groups of 5 or more. Contact us for more information

Understanding the complexities of our times is a prerequisite for future professionals and academics in almost any field. Higher education needs to support students’ abilities to understand the interrelations between phenomena, processes, and problems. You can contribute to this demand by re-designing your disciplinary higher education course to make it an exciting interdisciplinary learning endeavour. No matter what you teach, whether chemistry, economics, sociology, arts, or literature – in (almost) any course, you can support students in developing complex thinking abilities and prepare them for future interdisciplinary working environments. 

What You'll Learn

1. Characteristics and the potential of interdisciplinarity higher education.
2. Different types of interdisciplinarity and how to incorporate these in your course.
3. Strategies to embed your disciplinary content in a broader, interdisciplinary context.
4. Methods to strengthen the interdisciplinary thinking of your students.
5. Creative ideas on how to foster your students' curiosity.

Who It's For

This course is best suited for higher education instructors who want to re-design their courses at any career level to broaden students’ perspectives on the subject matter they teach and foster interdisciplinary learning.

Get Prepared

There is no preparatory work necessary for this course. However, it is recommended to have one particular higher education course in mind to apply your new knowledge to directly.

Course Expert(s)

Prof. Dr. Ulli Vilsmaier
Adjunct Professor, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany and Responsive Research Collective

Ulli Vilsmaier is an internationally experienced expert in inter- and transdisciplinary research and higher education. She has been trained as a geographer at Salzburg University (Austria), holds a professorship position for transdisciplinary methods at Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) and was a visiting professor at many universities in Latin America, Europe and the Caucasus Region. She has vast experience in research and higher education development worldwide and has a particular interest in the transformation of academic institutions. She specialises in designing, accompanying, implementing and evaluating inter- and transdisciplinary research and learning and developing methods for boundary work, knowledge co-production and integration. Her teaching portfolio covers a wide range of topics and formats, and her supervision activities include PhDs, Masters and Bachelor theses of social, cultural and environmental scientists, geographers, artists and designers.


3 hours




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