Megan McLean

Megan McLean is a senior lecturer in analytical chemistry in the School of Science and the Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Interests include broadening the skills of undergraduate chemistry students by offering activities that interface with industry, schools, local community and other subject disciplines. Megan McLean, School of Science & The Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester, UK, M1 5GD, 0161 247 1413, m.mclean@mmu.ac.uk

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A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Live Projects in Art and Chemistry

This article describes a set of interdisciplinary live projects that were carried out at Manchester Metropolitan University over the summer of 2014, between arts and chemistry undergraduate students. It was found that by working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the students were able to develop an understanding of the learning perspectives derived from different disciplines, thereby helping them to reflect on their own approaches to process and development. However, a number of difficulties also arose, mainly because of logistical and communication issues. By reflecting on the respective accomplishments and difficulties of the projects, this study provides a set of recommendations for interdisciplinary live projects, which should help the development and implementation of future schemes within higher education.

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