It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable?Read now ❯What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?
The advantages of studying more than one subject and the future forward for learning.Read now ❯Interdisciplinary Learning – getting the most out of multi-subject degrees
What are 'disciplines' and what is 'interdisciplinary study'?Read now ❯Interdisciplinary study: disciples of disciplines?
The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress can be measured by more closely connecting the environment to economics.Listen now ❯Should Economics and the Environment work together?
Mark Banks explores the power of popular culture, as Thinking Allowed looks at comic book heroes.Read now ❯The power of popular culture
This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains the terms and concepts related to teams and projects, and highlights the complexity around the interaction of people and technology.Learn more ❯Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams
After watching Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?: One Year On, Shirley Reveley looks at the issues involved with different professionals working in the same environmentRead now ❯The challenge of cross-professional working
Many projects are now ‘virtual’, i.e. some or all of the team are located remotely and may be working in different time zones. The project manager needs all the traditional soft skills, and more. This free course, Managing virtual project teams, looks at knowledge and techniques which underpin team selection and then consider the additional expertise needed to manage teams in a virtual environment.Learn more ❯Managing virtual project teams
From the Digital Scholar: Discover how blogging boosted interdisciplinary thinking.Read more ❯Interdisciplinarity
This free course, Knowledge in everyday life, is designed to help those working with children between the ages of 3 and 8. You will be encouraged to explore your knowledge, feelings and attitudes in language, mathematics and science in order to understand the place that these subjects have in the life of both individuals and society as a whole.Learn more ❯Knowledge in everyday life
Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by children in many different regions of the world is violence. The form of violence against children varies widely and is hugely disparate. In this free course, Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach, the focus is on three different environments where children experience violence.Learn more ❯Children and violence: An introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach
Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This free course, From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language, looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach.Learn more ❯From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language
The most flexible degree programme in the UK allows you to study any subjects you like, in any combination.Read more ❯BA/BSc (Hons) Open Degree
If you’re keen to try university study but want to keep your options open, this flexible certificate is the ideal starting point.Read more ❯Certificate of Higher Education Open
The Diploma of Higher Education Open enables you to study any subjects you like, in any combination.Read more ❯Diploma of Higher Education Open