INTEGRATION Integration is the process of synthesizing and applying existing knowledge, past experiences, and other perspectives to new, complex situations. People with a general education correlate and synthesize facts, basic concepts, and disparate knowledge for application within and beyond the campus to make sense of a variety of data and experiences, to address issues in a more effective way than can be accomplished from only one field of study or perspective, and to reflect on their own learning.

For more information about the General Education Program skill goal of INTEGRATION, visit the Faculty Resources section of the General Education website.


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Newell, W. H. (2010) Educating for a complex world: Integrative learning and interdisciplinary studies. Liberal Education, 96.4, 6-11


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