Constructing Interdisciplinary Curriculum Through Collaboration: American and Asian Indian College Instructors Discuss Curriculum for a Social Issues Course

  • Mr. Caleb Hood The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Dr. Kalpana Mukunda Iyengar The University of Texas at San Antonio
Keywords: Collaboration, community of practice, global issues,, multimodal materials,, transaction,, sociocultural learning


Collaboration between college instructors who teach the same similar courses at a public university resulted in higher student engagement. This qualitative study provided a beneficial platform for both instructors and their students with regard to student engagement, multimodal curricular materials, and topics for reflective essays. The study focused on the collaborators memo notes, student samples (reflective essays and digital presentations) and technology integration.