This paper presents the study of course syllabi for interdisciplinary education. We have collected sixteen syllabi that were publicly available from postsecondary institutions and analyzed their content to understand the current and past practices of instructors of IDS, focusing on: (1) common topics that are taught in these courses, (2) how they are delivered, (3) what common learning outcomes are proposed, and (4) how they are evaluated. Analysis shows that there is little to indicate how the cognitive tools of IDS are cultivated and assessed despite this being a stated objective. This finding provides direction for developing IDS curriculum.

Authors: Yasushi Akiyama, Sharon Woodill

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2022

  • Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2022.0016
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-49-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)