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Interdisciplinarity - Innovation in Teaching Practice Workshop

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Grow your skills
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Sector priorities
Start Date
End Date
5 hours
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From
£150 - Member / £200 - Non member

COVID-19 update

In light of the current global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak the delivery format of this event will now be online. Revised joining instructions can be found below and will also be sent to participants by email as part of the booking process. See our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on our services.


This workshop is intended for educators, innovators, designers and leaders in higher education who have a curiosity and/or an interest in learning more about the pedagogy, application and value of adopting an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing learning and teaching.

It will offer space to explore applications of interdisciplinary approaches for their own learning and teaching context ranging from individual classes through to entire university curricula; signposting pedagogical research into interdisciplinary teaching and learning. There will also be the opportunity for participants to network throughout the day with the purpose of this event encouraging a collaborative approach to interdisciplinarity working and the development of a community of practice.

This workshop is being facilitated by Advance HE educators Tim Hinchcliffe (Senior Adviser) and Kay Hack (Principal Adviser) who between them have a number of years’ experience in designing and facilitating interdisciplinary education. We will also welcome input from Professor Carl Gomblich, academic lead on curriculum design at the London Interdisciplinary School, and Professor Mike Sutcliffe, Deputy Dean at TEDI-London who will share their expertise and insights with participants at junctures during the day.

In advance of the workshop participants will be sent some pre-workshop activities. These do not take long and help participants come prepared to engage in interdisciplinary conversations by reflecting on their own disciplinary background and considering their own interdisciplinary ambitions. 


10:30-11:00       Introductions and housekeeping. Icebreaker (pre workshop activity)

11:00-12:00       Defining relationships between and the value of inter, multi, and trans disciplinarity

12:00-12:30       Lunch break

12 30-13:30       Models of interdisciplinary education

13:30-13:45       Break

13:45-14:45       How might interdisciplinary education work in your context

14:45-15:00       Plenary

grow your skills new to leading excellence in practice combined

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • Developed an understanding of the complexities of interdisciplinarity, including its contested nature and relationship with transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education
  • had the opportunity to sample a variety of approaches to adapting interdisciplinary practices in classroom, programme and/or curriculum design
  • had an opportunity to network and consult with peers with an interest or specialism in interdisciplinarity.