Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy and Practice – Call for papers

  • Date: Thursday 22 - Friday 23 March, 2018

A CALL for papers has been issued for a learning and teaching conference focusing on interdisciplinary curriculum design.

The University of Leeds will host next year’s Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy and Practice event over two days on March 22 and 23.

This event, funded by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE), builds on previous conferences hosted by the University of Sheffield in 2016, and the Open University in 2017.

It will explore emerging practices of interdisciplinary learning and teaching and examine the impact and application of pedagogy on these new forms of curriculum design and delivery.

The conference will also look at the diverse ways in which universities are choosing to support and resource ventures into interdisciplinary programme design and deployment.

Dr Raphael Hallett, Director at LITE, says: “Given the recent blossoming of Liberal Arts programmes across the UK, and a new focus on curriculum development that offers students breadth, combination and diversity of learning, it is the perfect time to examine the question of pedagogy in this area.”

Proposals of 300 words for presentations (20 minutes) and posters are invited. Workshop ideas or topics for the Friday morning programme are also welcomed, although a full proposal would not be required at this time.

Posters that provide updates on papers presented at previous events are particularly welcome. 

Please use this online form to submit session and poster proposals no later than 15 January 2018. Notifications of successful contributions will be made by early February.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and pedagogical frameworks which underpin interdisciplinary learning
  • Quantitative / qualitative analysis of the impact of interdisciplinary study on student attainment, satisfaction, engagement and graduate experience
  • Innovations in student assessment and outputs within interdisciplinary learning
  • Analysing the recent emergence of Liberal Arts in the UK
  • Connecting interdisciplinary research culture with interdisciplinary teaching provision
  • Societal Issues, Global Controversies and Problem-based learning: charting ‘topical’ and ‘thematic’ approaches to interdisciplinary learning.

For further information, contact Stephanie Stones on