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Challenges Facing Interdisciplinary Teachers

Educators who successfully introduce interdisciplinary forms of instruction into the classes they lead must overcome a number of hurdles that can be surmounted by interested educators. Those who make the transition must:

Overcoming the Challenges Facing Interdisciplinary Teachers

There are a number of strategies and actions an instructor can adopt to facilitate a smooth transition to offering interdisciplinary learning opportunities.

Additional Tips for New Interdisciplinary Teachers

Costs of Teaching in an Interdisciplinary Fashion

Educators considering adopting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching face both time costs associated with preparation and psychological costs generated by stresses brought about by the uncertainty common to this form of instruction. For additional information on the costs of interdisciplinary instruction see interdisciplinary costs

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