Norder, S.J. & Rijsdijk, K.F., (2016) Interdisciplinary island studies: connecting the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities.Island Studies Journal, 11(2), 673-686. DOI: (IF2015 0,683; Q3 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary)
In this paper, we present the outline of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course entitled: “Islands: Models for our Planet – Metaphors for our World”, and will reflect on insights gained during its development and teaching in two consecutive academic years (2014-2015; 2015-2016). The main challenge faced during the development and teaching of this interdisciplinary course was to introduce a wide range of topics in a coherent way. For this reason, a theoretical framework was developed to guide students throughout their learning process and to structure the content of the course. The developed course materials are shared in the supplementary materials of this paper to facilitate colleagues around the world who are teaching a course in island studies.