International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Transdisciplinary Teaching: Professionalism across Cultures
HeljäAntola Crowe, Kendra Brandes, Beto Davison Avilés, Deborah Erickson, Dawn Hall

In an effort to encourage students in higher education to step out of their comfortable disciplinary silos and consider their profession of choice from a broader perspective, five faculties from different disciplines within a college have developed a course, Professionalism Across Cultures. The intent of this course is to increase awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity and to emphasize the professionals' roles of communicating effectively with colleagues across disciplines and cultures utilizing a transdisciplinary approach. Theory and practical knowledge are intertwined with examples of transdisciplinary tools. This article illustrates how the faculty embraced a transdisciplinary approach to meet this goal.

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