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Challenges of designing interdisciplinary postgraduate curricula:Case studies of interdisciplinary master’s programmes at a research-intensive UK university

Gantogtokh, Orkhon, Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2016) Challenges of designing interdisciplinary postgraduate curricula:Case studies of interdisciplinary master’s programmes at a research-intensive UK university. Teaching in Higher Education, 22 (5). pp. 569-586. ISSN 1356-2517. E-ISSN 1470-1294. (doi:10.1080/13562517.2016.1273211) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60164)

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Abstract

This study, based on case study analyses of two interdisciplinary programmes in a research-intensive university in the UK, focuses on the challenges involved in designing, coordinating and leading interdisciplinary postgraduate curricula, including workload, student heterogeneity, and difficulties in achieving coherence. Solutions and approaches developed within these case study programmes are also highlighted. This study raises awareness of the complex nature of interdisciplinary curricula so that it may help academics proactively develop better strategies and approaches to address common challenges. It also synthesises disparate literature into a framework for investigating curricular coherence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1273211
Uncontrolled keywords: interdisciplinary curriculum; postgraduate curriculum; curriculum design; curriculum issues; interdisciplinarity
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen Quinlan
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 17:17 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60164 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Quinlan, Kathleen M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3606-4148
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