Educating for the Future: The Power of Interdisciplinary Spaces

| July 24, 2019

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Theresa explores the importance and advantages of an interdisciplinary learning spaces over the single-subject classroom environment. Based on her experience doing genetics research, Theresa saw how real work on big problems is not and cannot be done based on the single subject learning model used in high schools today.

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