October 10, 2019
'How to Teach Multidisciplinary Content Through Historical Narratives' TLC professional development event today
Justin Kastner, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, will present "How to Teach Multidisciplinary Content Through Historical Narratives" from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in 4061 College of Business Building.
He will discuss specific, illustrative approaches used in the teaching of DMP 816 Trade and Agricultural Health and DMP 888 Globalization, Cooperation, and the Food Trade — courses typically involving veterinary, public health, and food-system students.
Educational thought leaders have long exhorted university instructors to teach multi- and interdisciplinary content. What are some valid approaches to this honorable yet daunting enterprise? One involves the use of stories. Eschewing pedagogical methods that merely present multifaceted concepts and principles, this seminar encourages the use of narratives — real-life ones drawn from history — to (a) heighten intellectual curiosity amongst learners, (b) efficiently integrate the concepts-to-be-learned, and (c) deliver on memorable lectures.