Creating Research-Based Design Principles for Interdisciplinary Learning

ISLS Annual Meeting 2021 (Online Event)
Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future
Bochum, Germany, June 7-11

Workshop Details

Workshop TitleCreating research-based design principles for interdisciplinary learning
Workshop IDISLSWS_02
DateJune 7
Time9:00am-1:00pm (CET)


Lina Markauskaite, The University of Sydney, Australia
Crina Damsa, University of Oslo, Norway
Hanni Muukkonen, University of Oulu
Kate Thompson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Peter Reimann, The University of Sydney, Australia
Adam Papendieck, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Workshop Description

Over the last decade, the focus of K-12 and higher education has shifted significantly from disciplinary curricula to diverse interdisciplinary learning options offering new avenues for research in the learning sciences. One of the biggest concerns is that designs for interdisciplinary learning lack robust theoretical and pedagogical grounding, and research that informs design is particularly needed.
The main aim of this workshop is to articulate foundational ideas and methods for creating research-based design principles for interdisciplinary learning. The workshop will include short stimulus presentations, brainstorming sessions and group work creating design principles for multidisciplinary learning.

Expected Audience

We invite participation and contributions from two main audiences: 

  1. those who are interested in the substantial questions of interdisciplinary learning (cognitive, epistemological, social, technological, pedagogical, etc.), and 
  2. those who are interested in the methodological questions of creating research-based actionable knowledge for design in interdisciplinary learning contexts (equitable approaches in design research, design for scalability, etc.). 

Contributions could range from promising ideas to tested principles and methods. Practitioners, research students and seasoned researchers are invited to join this workshop and contribute.