Transdisciplinarity aims at unite knowledge around a subject that extends beyond the disciplinary boundaries. In Spain, there are a number of studies that reveal the need for curricular changes with the aim of integrating experimental sciences and humanities, as well as the epistemological development of an environmental competence, and even the impulse of environmental classrooms and the design of didactic materials destined to the different educational levels (among others, see now the interesting conclusions of Ull et al. [1] and Vilches and Gil Pérez [2]). These studies also highlight the lack of teacher preparation in our country to face the environmental education of the 21st century. In this sense, it is necessary to persevere in this didactic way, putting all the theoretical-methodological innovations to its service. With the aim of integrating experimental sciences and the humanities in teacher education, we found two approaches especially interesting because of their interdisciplinary nature and modernity: ecocriticsm and phenomenon-based learning, which we believe are complementary.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0010
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland