Informing, teaching or propagandising? Combining Environmental and Science Studies for undergraduates

Johnston, S.F. (2002) Informing, teaching or propagandising? Combining Environmental and Science Studies for undergraduates. PRS-LTSN Journal, 1(2), pp. 130-140.



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This article discusses recent experiences in the integrated teaching of Environmental Studies and Science Studies in a generalist curriculum at a new university campus in Scotland. At the University of Glasgow Crichton Campus over the past three years, a new mixed curriculum has been developed to combine coherently Environmental and Science Studies, perhaps the first such curriculum in the UK and equally uncommon in America. The Crichton curricum is intentionally multi-disciplinary, drawing closely on the nineteenth-century Scottish model successful exported to America. This generalist approach, emphasising broad philosophical principles, informs the courses and their inter-relationships.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Environmental Studies; Science Studies; pedagogy; curriculum; interdisciplinary studies; multi-disciplinarity
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnston, Professor Sean
Authors: Johnston, S.F.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:PRS-LTSN Journal
Publisher:University of Leeds
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Leeds University
First Published:First published in PRS-LTSN Journal 1(2):130-140
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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