Designing multidisciplinary courses: The needs, challenges and opportunities
Three days workshop – (FREE REGISTRATION)
The spectacular growth of IT technology coupled with climate change will impact the labor market; new jobs will appear and others will disappear. How does the academic sector get ready to meet this challenge?
Incorporating new skills (e.g. business skills) into academic courses is one way to respond to the challenge. Such courses aim to provide students with skills that enable them to pursue careers that connect science and society. These multidisciplinary courses should be prepared in the context of classical (i.e., one-subject) course programmes that give the students a deep knowledge of a specific topic. Therefore, the multidisciplinary courses will not replace existing course programmes, but they will provide the students with the skills needed to better develop careers that connect their field of expertise with evolving societal needs.
The workshop will highlight the importance of designing multidisciplinary courses. This pedagogical activity is designed as a condensed workshop (three days), which will be followed by a mentoring period of three weeks. The mentoring period is not obligatory.
A certificate of 35 hours of pedagogical training will be given to participants who complete the workshop.
For flexibility the workshop will run four times in 2022 and participants can choose the time slot that suits them.
- August workshop (8 – 9 August & 9 September)
- September workshop (1 – 2 September & 7 October)
- October workshop (3 – 4 October & 4 November)
- November workshop (10 – 11 November & 16 December)
Academics (all the levels, i.e., researchers, assistant professors, associated professors and professors) and non-academic staff.
Method of communications: online course series
The workshop and the mentoring period will be accessible online. It is expected to have participants from all campuses from the following universities:
- UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
- The University of Edinburgh, UK
- The University of Alicante, Spain
- University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria
- Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Few seats will be available to academics/non-academics from the following countries regardless of their universities: Norway, UK, Spain, Austria and Bulgaria. Priority will be given to under-represented groups.