January 28, 2016

Cross-course Collaborations

The Studio Collaborative

The Spring 2016 Studio Collaborative is an ongoing pilot for a new pedagogical and curricular structure:  self-standing classes that are joined together in a collaborative formation, to enable genuinely interdisciplinary, project-based work. The experiment, which is part of Georgetown’s Red House Initiative, is based on the idea that deeper learning occurs when students from different disciplines collaborate with each other on authentic projects aimed at making real-world change.  The aim of this specific experiment is to learn together whether, by connecting sets of courses that share fundamental issues — in this case, issues in science, policy, and communication — we can create a multiplier effect that will exceed the effect of stand-alone classes.


The Pilgrimage Project

“The Pilgrimage Project” is a multi-disciplinary collaborative ITEL experiment rediscovering the spaces of Georgetown’s campus. Inspired by the reflective journeys and pilgrimages that cut across faiths and cultures, we seek to cultivate a spirit of contemplation on the Georgetown University campus. Our first focus is Old North, Georgetown’s oldest standing academic building. For the past year, multiple classes at Georgetown have been on a pilgrimage to Old North. View the website here.