• Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge

    Cross-disciplinary knowledge is rather like a symphony: a composition of different elements that is elevated beyond the original components. It is seen as synthesis and advanced accomplishment that joins both generalized and specialized studies of several disciplines. This integrated learning is an understanding and a disposition that a student builds across the curriculum from making simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesizing and transferring learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. (Definition of “integrated learning” from AACU)


          Connect experience: connect relevant experience and academic knowledge

          Connect to discipline: make connections across disciplines and perspectives

          Transfer: adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations

          Integrate communication: choose formats, languages, or visuals in ways that enhance meaning, and make clear the interdependence of language and meaning, thought, and expression

          Reflect and self-assess: Demonstrate a developing sense of self as a learner, building on prior experiences to respond to new and challenging contexts

    (The above referenced information was inspired by AACU. A rubric that will certainly add to this description is found here: http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/pdf/integrativelearning.pdf)