Webinar invitation

Teachers’ interdisciplinary expertise

It is well acknowledged that interdisciplinarity is vital to future economic prosperity, health, and social wellbeing. Similarly, teachers increasingly face the need to engage in teaching practices that extend beyond their disciplinary specialisation, such as  STEM/STEAM education and other integrative teaching and learning practices. However, what kinds of interdisciplinary capabilities teachers need to teach students to integrate disciplinary knowledge and work across disciplinary boundaries and how these capabilities can be developed in preservice and inservice education is not well understood.  

In this webinar, we will share initial insights from the strategic research project “Developing teachers’ interdisciplinary expertise” funded by the NSW Department of Education. We present insights from our Consultation paper and interviews with experts and stakeholders about what constitutes teachers’ interdisciplinary expertise and how this expertise could be developed.

We would like to hear your feedback and insights about developing these ideas further.  If you are interested in this topic, or would like to be a part of a network of pre- and in-service teacher educators working with us to co-create a framework for developing teachers’ interdisciplinary expertise (including a set of reusable design resources), please join this webinar.  

Event details

  • Date: Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Time: 4-5pm

NOTE: This webinar is a part of the research project “Developing teachers’ interdisciplinary expertise” and will be video recorded for research purposes. For details, please refer to the Participant Information Statement.

Project team 

Professor Lina Markauskaite, Professor Peter Goodyear, Professor Cara Wrigley, Dr Teresa Swist, Genevieve Mosely

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