Interdisciplinary and Global Studies (Id-Global) is an ensemble of research projects designed to inform scholars and educators interested in preparing youth to understand pressing global issues of our times through interdisciplinary work and to participate in these issues as responsible global citizens.
The Id-Global Project seeks to:
1) Understand and foster quality interdisciplinary research and education among scholars, teachers and youth,
2) Understand and nurture the development of global competence among leaders, teachers and youth, and
3) Create fertile environments for dialog about the purpose of education in the twenty first century and the responsibilities of professionals in our field.
We understand that the most pressing issues of our times, from climate change to mass migration, from global health to the digital revolution, cannot be fully addressed through a single disciplinary or cultural perspective. We must bring together insights from the natural and social sciences, the arts, engineering and the humanities to produce explanations, create products, ask new questions, and find solutions to these contemporary issues. We see the purpose of education as nurturing individual human potential and promoting societal growth and well-being. We contribute to these aims by conducting basic research, developing usable frameworks, and creating practical tools that educators can use to inform their work.