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Intersections, collaborations, and synergies: Exploring the
Kathryn Plankon 25 September 2013
Transcript of Intersections, collaborations, and synergies: Exploring the
Kathryn M. Plank, PhD • Center for Teaching and Learning • Otterbein University
What do you love
about your discipline?
What are your
highest hopes for
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Powerful Partnerships: A Shared Responsibility for Learning
American Association for Higher Education
American College Personnel Association
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
What Matters to Student Success: A Review of the Literature
Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Buckley, J.A., Bridges, B. K., & Hayek, J. C. (2006, June). National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) Commissioned Paper.
Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), 2002
Integrative Learning Project, 2006
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Student Learning Principles
Transfer of knowledge
Patterns and contexts
Perry's scheme of intellectual and ethical development (1970)
Dualism: “There’s one right answer, and the teacher has it.”
Multiplicity: “There are lots of right answers and my answer is as good as yours.”
Relativism: “There are disciplinary ways of using evidence to make decisions about what answer is best.”
Commitment: “In a world of uncertainty, I have to make the best decisions possible and commit to them because it matters.”
Craig Nelson, On the Persistence of Unicorns: The Trade-off between Content and Critical Thinking Revisited. (1999)
"We come to see knowledge as constructed rather than discovered. We see decisions as contextual, as based inevitably on approximations, as involving trade-offs among conflicting values, and as requiring that we take stands and actively seek to make the world a better place." (p. 177)
from J. Klein, Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures (2010)
Where do the opportunities for cross-fertilization and collaboration already exist in your discipline?
What is one way you can add more integrative learning to your course?
"Little Boxes," written by Malvina Reynolds, sung by Pete Seegar
Little boxes all the the same.
And they all get put in boxes
All go to the university
And the people in the houses