Transdisciplinary Pedagogy: A Competency Based Approach for Teachers and Students to Promote Global Sustainability
Implementing transdisciplinary learning strategies is paramount to contemporary learning goals of global sustainability. If educators are dedicated to creating complex critical thinkers that will create solutions to global problems, then the institution of education must reimagine the teaching and learning competencies that occur in the 21st century classroom. Expectations of learning processes and goals are altered when disciplines from various theoretical backgrounds merge. The theory of transdisciplinarity will be discussed, next, 21st century teaching and learning competencies will be defined and exemplified, finally, the connection between the theory of transdisciplinarity and the competencies that teachers and students must possess in order to create global sustainability in our highly-connected society will be explained.
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