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CBE-Life Sciences Education
written by Julia Svoboda Gouvea, Vashti Sawtelle, Benjamin D. Geller, and Chandra Turpen
The national conversation around undergraduate science instruction is calling for increased interdisciplinarity. As these calls increase, there is a need to consider the learning objectives of interdisciplinary science courses and how to design curricula to support those objectives. We present a framework that can help support interdisciplinary design research. We developed this framework in an introductory physics for life sciences majors (IPLS) course for which we designed a series of interdisciplinary tasks that bridge physics and biology. We illustrate how this framework can be used to describe the variation in the nature and degree of interdisciplinary interaction in tasks, to aid in redesigning tasks to better align with interdisciplinary learning objectives, and finally, to articulate design conjectures that posit how different characteristics of these tasks might support or impede interdisciplinary learning objectives. This framework will be useful for both curriculum designers and education researchers seeking to understand, in more concrete terms, what interdisciplinary learning means and how integrated science curricula can be designed to support interdisciplinary learning objectives.
CBE-Life Sciences Education: Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 187-205
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10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135
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IPLS, IPLS Framework, IPLS design
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J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, B. Geller, and C. Turpen, , CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 12 (2), 187 (2017), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135).
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J. Gouvea, V. Sawtelle, B. Geller, and C. Turpen, A Framework for Analyzing Interdisciplinary Tasks: Implications for Student Learning and Curricular Design, CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 12 (2), 187 (2017), <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135>.
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Gouvea, J., Sawtelle, V., Geller, B., & Turpen, C. (2017, October 13). A Framework for Analyzing Interdisciplinary Tasks: Implications for Student Learning and Curricular Design. CBE Life. Sci. Educ., 12(2), 187-205. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135
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Gouvea, J, V. Sawtelle, B. Geller, and C. Turpen. "A Framework for Analyzing Interdisciplinary Tasks: Implications for Student Learning and Curricular Design." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 12, no. 2, (October 13, 2017): 187-205, https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135 (accessed 27 May 2024).
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Gouvea, Julia Svoboda, Vashti Sawtelle, Benjamin Geller, and Chandra Turpen. "A Framework for Analyzing Interdisciplinary Tasks: Implications for Student Learning and Curricular Design." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 12.2 (2017): 187-205. 27 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.12-08-0135>.
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