TITLE

GENERAL EDUCATION, INTERDISCIPLINARY PEDAGOGY AND THE PROCESS OF CONTENT TRANSFORMATION

AUTHOR(S)
Kimskey, Dr. William D.
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Education;Spring2002, Vol. 122 Issue 3, p587
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the problem of planning and implementing a new General Education Program at a Liberal Arts Institution with its primary focus on undergraduate education. Emphasis is placed upon the conflict generated by moving from a Liberals Arts core curriculum to a General Education based curriculum. Demonstration of transformative process required in development of course content, pedagogy and assessment of student learning. Consideration of interdisciplinary team dynamics with an emphasis on facilitated principled discussion, negotiation and conflict resolution applied to achievement of goals prescribed by university authorities. Discussion ends with an emphasis on the success of the courses developed and the difficulties inherent in achieving diversified content and goals in a General Education Program.
ACCESSION #
6763733

 

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