The problems humanity faces require cross-disciplinary skills, problem solving, and critical thinking. As a teacher, I believe it is important to clearly introduce students to concepts and issues, facilitate connections between disciplines, and allow students to engage what they have learned to specific places and problems. I feel like this is best done through hands-on projects, encouraging independent thinking, peer mentoring, partnerships with practitioners, and group discussions. I believe that lesson plans that are connected to real world problems will stick with students longer than concepts and theory not clearly linked with practice.
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