Coletta is working on three interconnected projects, each one exploring
a specific chapter in the broad volume of interdisciplinary studies: team-teaching,
team-learning, and the use of computer technology as an interdisciplinary
Della Colettas project examines how team-teaching and team-learning can best promote multiple lines of inquiry, allowing its practitioners to share perspectives and methodologies to reach a deeper understanding of the objects under investigation. She also plans to explore how computer technology can support team-teaching and team-learning and help achieve a courses interdisciplinary objectives.
Through discussion panels and a conference involving faculty members from U.Va. and other universities, Della Coletta will test a variety of team-teaching and team-learning models and evaluate different forms of interdisciplinary partnerships. The goal is twofold: disseminate ideas about theories and practices of team-teaching and initiate new professional collaborations among faculty members within and outside of the University of Virginia.