Teach Earth Across the Curriculum
This page was developed as a synthesis of lessons learned by participants in InTeGrate program models and is part of an extended set of InTeGrate resources on
managing curricular reform.
Most faculty are not experts in all of the content areas needed to truly teach across disciplines. That is why it is important to work together in networks to provide support, guidance, and professional development.
True across-the-curriculum teaching will require many institutions to change some of how their campuses function. Not only is it possible, there is growing expertise on how to make it happen with less disruption.
Designing curricula that lessen the barriers between disciplines is critical to combining perspectives from inside and outside the geosciences.
Active learning techniques are a great way of getting students to engage in their learning about sustainability and apply their work to careers in STEM because students are given a framework to investigate questions that require gathering and synthesizing information from a variety of sources.