The adoption of the interdisciplinary approach in the teaching of life and earth sciences at university: a reality or a wish? Case of the faculty of sciences of Tetouan, Morocco
Keywords:interdisciplinary approaches, University education, life and earth science.
The interdisciplinary approach is a convergent pedagogy approach. It allows learners to develop new skills that enable them to group knowledge in different disciplinary fields. This reveals the many advantages of this approach that distinguish it from the traditional teaching approach that conveys compartmentalized knowledge. This approach is widely used to understand complex phenomenon such as those forming the subject of the study of biology and geology.
The present, via a survey conducted among students holding a basic license in life and earth sciences, from the faculty of sciences of Tetouan, has set out to know whether, yes or no, the said approach has been integrated into their training and to collect, if necessary, their appreciations as for the interest which they would carry towards its adoption in university education. We use, in this analysis, the Likert scale in five points.
The results obtained show that the interdisciplinary approach is not adopted in the faculty of sciences of Tetouan. However, the students of this faculty expressed the need to include this approach in their training course, given its importance in the overall learning of life and earth sciences.