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?
This free course, Multidisciplinary study: the values and benefits, explores the advantages of studying more than one subject and will help you to decide if multidisciplinary study is for you. Featuring videos with students on the Open University’s ‘Open’ qualifications, you will learn about the unique skills you can gain from studying a multi-subject qualification and how it can benefit your career prospects.The Open University would really appreciate a few minutes of your time to tell us about yourself and your expectations for the course before you begin, in our optional start-of-course survey 342. Once you complete the course we would also value your feedback and suggestions for future improvement, in our optional end-of-course survey 343. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.Learn more ❯Multidisciplinary study: the value and benefits
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?
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
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