10 Year Anniversary

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science was set up in 2004 to develop new approaches to the teaching of university Science. To mark its 10th Anniversary, the Centre hosted a Public Lecture with Doctor and Scientist Kevin Fong on Friday 5th September 2014.

Kevin Fong Talk

The idea of a fully interdisciplinary science programme designed with a focus on what is really important today came from the situation at the turn of the millennium, where science needed to become more relevant as a discipline and more popular as a career choice.

Our solution was Problem-based learning (PBL) that offered the possibility of contextualisation in teaching and learning which can be expanded enormously if one broadens the context to include multiple disciplines.

Our approach addresses three key themes: the interdisciplinary scientist, the student researcher and the 21st century student.

In September 2014 the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science celebrated its achievements by hosting the Public Lecture “Crossing Frontiers: The Personal Journey of an Interdisciplinary Scientist” with Scientist Kevin Fong, a leading interdisciplinary scientist and science communicator with a special interest in human space exploration and extreme environment physiology.

10 Year Brochure

To mark our 10th Anniversary we have compiled a brochure detailing the work of the Centre, particularly about developing the undergraduate Natural Sciences curriculum at the University of Leicester, the pedagogy of the programme and our key achievements.

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