Students soaring: An interdisciplinary approach to flying high

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Sometimes we’re guilty of “silo teaching” – focussing on our specific subject alone. Doing so can be detrimental to student experience and also fails to reflect the realities of industry. Modern engineering is complex and interdisciplinary in nature. This presentation explores ways we can use project work to encourage students to work together in different disciplines and cross-pollenate knowledge, gaining real world experience at the same time. Using a student-led space rocket programme we facilitated in summer 2018 as an example we explore the lessons learnt, the benefits seen, and encourage one and all to think about interdisciplinary ways of working in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019
EventHigher Education Academy STEM Conference - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Jan 201931 Jan 2019


ConferenceHigher Education Academy STEM Conference
Abbreviated titleHEA STEM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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