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dc.contributor.authorMonteiro, Sylila
dc.contributor.authorMeldrum, Ray
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T00:04:43Z
dc.date.available2012-09-04T00:04:43Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1943
dc.description.abstractBoyer's (1990) scholarship of integration advocates making connections across disciplines, and placing the specialities in larger contexts. Schon (1995) adds that 'in the swampy lowlands (of the real world), problems are messy and confusing and incapable of technical solution'. This paper describes an innovative approach to teaching communication that is integrated with other disciplines and is focussed on the messiness of real world scenarios. UNITEC's new Diploma in Applied Technology includes three generic courses – Communication and Customer Services, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Health Safety and Professional Ethics, delivered as an integrated block. This approach gives primacy to learning that is student-centred, authentic, integrated, problem focussed, project based and collaborative. It requires a change in mindsets for both teacher and student, as it is a radical deviation from traditional methods of delivery. In their own words, students begin by feeling 'lost in space', but end up 'learning to think', 'seeing how different things are linked' and 'learning about the real world',en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunication studiesen_NZ
dc.subjectIntegrationen_NZ
dc.subjectDiploma in Applied Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary studiesen_NZ
dc.titleCommunication - The weft in the loom of inter-disciplinary studiesen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMonteiro, S., & Meldrum, R. (2002, December). Communication - The weft in the loom of inter-disciplinary studies. Paper presented at the 2002 Conference of the New Zealand Communication Association, Nelson.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleNew Zealand Communication Association 2002 Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNew Zealand Communication Associationen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationNelsonen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2002-12
unitec.conference.edate2002-12
unitec.peerreviewednoen_NZ


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