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news iconCall for bids: Education for Sustainable Development

The Higher Education Academy’s ESD Project invites applications for the funding of small grants designed to develop small-scale work in the area of interdisciplinarity.

news iconCall for bids: HE Academy Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Group

The HE Academy Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Group invites bids for up to £8,000 each for two small-scale projects. Practitioners from any discipline in UK higher education are welcome to apply.

news iconCall for bids: HE Academy Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Group

The HE Academy Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Group invites bids for up to £7,500 each for two small-scale projects. Practitioners from any discipline in UK higher education are welcome to apply.

news iconBristol looks East for new venture
Bristol University is establishing a new interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies.
news iconAnglophone Area Studies
An on-line survey has been set up to explore the teaching of Anglophone Area Studies programmes. The project is concerned with evaluating current teaching, learning and assessment strategies that address student cultural diversity both in the classroom and in the international context.
news iconAtlas: The Area Studies project bulletin

Atlas is the Area Studies Project Bulletin, published by the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. It includes articles which provide examples of good practice, disseminate, news and publicises events of interest to the Area Studies community.

news iconLaunching Atlas: The Area Studies Project Bulletin
ATLAS is the new Area Studies Project publication by the LTSN Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. The first edition will be launched in printed and online form in May 2003. Call for contributions - deadline for submissions is 25th April 2003.

LLAS Event

llasevent iconFrance, North Africa and the Middle East: interdisciplinary and multimedia approaches
Event date: 18 March, 2009
Location: School of Languages and Area Studies, Park Building, University of Portsmouth
llasevent iconBorders and traffic: comparative perspectives on teaching the Americas
Event date: 17 October, 2008
Location: Council Chamber, Singleton Abbey, Swansea University
llasevent iconIntegrating interdisciplinarity
Event date: 10 September, 2007 - 11 September, 2007
Location: Clare College, Cambridge
llasevent iconEducation for sustainable development: discussion series
Event date: 10 January, 2007
Location: Birmingham
llasevent iconInterdisciplinary teaching and learning (13-14 July 06)
Event date: 13 July, 2006 - 14 July, 2006
Location: University of Birmingham Conference Centre, Birmingham
llasevent iconSharing good practice in teaching Area Studies (14 Nov 05)
Event date: 14 November, 2005
Location: CILT, London
llasevent iconTeaching Globalisation (18 Apr 05)
Event date: 18 April, 2005
Location: CILT, London
llasevent iconDisciplinary identity of Area Studies (29 Nov 2004)
Event date: 29 November, 2004
Location: CILT,
llasevent iconArea Studies conference (24 March 2004)
Event date: 29 March, 2004 - 30 March, 2004
Location: Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HB
llasevent iconInterdisciplinarity and inter-cultural learning in Area Studies curricula
Event date: 6 May, 2003
Location: CILT, London




paper iconInterdisciplinary teaching and learning in Area Studies
According the Area Studies Benchmarking statement, Area Studies courses are interdisciplinary and/ or multidisciplinary. By thinking about the nature of the discipline itself, this article introduces some of the challenges for teaching staff on interdisciplinary courses.
paper iconWhy the UK Needs Area Studies
This keynote speech was originally presented at the Area Studies Project conference: Understanding the world: Developing interdisciplinary area studies to meet the needs of the 21st century. The day began with an impassioned plea by former UK Ambassador to Iraq Sir Harold Walker that it is in the national interest that Area Studies programmes are maintained in the UK. In light of current events in Iraq and Afghanistan it is imperative that universities produce graduates who understand the languages and cultures of regions such as the Middle East.

Web Guide (GPG)

webguide iconInterdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinarity in Humanities/Social Sciences teaching since the mid-1970s has come to be defined as a learning mode involving the exploration of issues, problems and knowledges through integration and synthesis of theoretical and/or methodological procedures which draw upon more than one discipline or challenge conventional disciplinary approaches. It has proved particularly relevant to Linguistics, which has developed strongly-defined interdisciplines (such as Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics) and to Area Studies (both within and without Modern European Language Departments), which characteristically draws upon several disciplines. In the latter case, developing interdisciplinarity learning approaches proves challenging in terms of syllabus design.
webguide iconAmerican Studies

A general overview of the nature and variety of American Studies degree courses in United Kingdom universities, including notes on the differing structures and content of degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, opportunities for study abroad and the wide range of resources available for students and lecturers in American Studies.

webguide iconPsychology and linguistics: what do we need to teach each other?
In this section of the Web Guide the relationship between psychology, and linguistics is considered with respect to learning and teaching. The main questions adressed are: what linguistics does a psychologist need to know and why? What psychology does a linguist need to know and why? A brief historical background to the relationship between linguistics and psychology is provided. An overview is given of how this has fed in to the curriculum of undergraduate courses in psycholinguistics in UK psychology and linguistics departments. Samples of web resources for psycholinguistics are provided.
webguide iconScandinavian studies teaching in the UK

A survey of Scandinavian studies teaching in UK universities from interdisciplinary and single discipline perspectives, including history, literature, and the culture of Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries.

webguide iconEnglish language and linguistics: undergraduate study
This article explores the balance between structural and functional approaches to the study of English language and linguistics in undergraduate courses. Undergraduate courses should provide students with the ability to describe the language accurately and systematically as well as provide the capacity to discuss its functions and uses, both in particular societies and in the wider world.
webguide iconEuropean studies programmes in the UK
European Studies is a type of interdisciplinary programme, widely established in the UK since the 1970s, which combines modern languages with disciplinary studies in the social sciences or humanities. Programmes fall predominantly into two groups: those based on progressive study of two or more disciplines applied to Europe, typically history, politics and economics, and those in which language is studied in the context of European cultures and societies. The study of the EU is a core part of most programmes. Degrees are usually of four years with one year spent at university or in a placement in continental Europe.


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