The skills-based shift in focus of our post-secondary education system requires fundamental changes in our academic framework to facilitate transdisciplinary learning environments that can teach students about the innovation process. Here we describe the creation of ICON (IdeasCONgress), a truly transdisciplinary upper year undergraduate learning opportunity for students from all programs. We worked within the traditional framework, satisfying all of the requirements of the courses utilised, to allow students to participate in ICON while achieving credit value towards their degree majors. In this way we have created value, opportunity, and the potential for transdisciplinary innovation in our classroom.
Jacobs, Shoshanah; Nelson, Jessica; Driscoll, Brianna; and Gillis, Daniel
"Hijacking All The Courses: A Transdisciplinary Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students,"
Discussions on University Science Teaching: Proceedings of the Western Conference on Science Education: Vol. 1
, Article 18.
Available at: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wcsedust/vol1/iss1/18