Interdisciplinarity and the transformation of the university

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University of Saskatchewan, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives , Saskatoon
Education, Higher -- Philosophy., Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge., Universities and coll
StatementBrett Fairbairn & Murray Fulton.
ContributionsFulton, Murray E., University of Saskatchewan. Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. :
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Open LibraryOL21761997M
ISBN 100888804083

Interdisciplinarity and the Transformation of the University. Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

This publication is available online. “The adjective interdisciplinary is the common label for a multitude of activities[.]. In this volume, Julie Klein provides the first comprehensive study of the modern concept of interdisciplinarity, supplementing her discussion with the most complete bibliography yet compiled on the subject.

Spanning the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and professions, her study is a synthesis of existing scholarship on interdisciplinary research, education and health. In a word, since increasing "Interdisciplinarity" is the general trend in the contemporary society, it is very likely Interdisciplinarity and the transformation of the university book a reader, no matter whether he or she is a researcher, a healthcare professional, an educator/student, or a person with another background, will find the book helpful in reshaping and deepening the understanding towards the /5(5).

Interdisciplinarity or interdisciplinary studies involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project). It draws knowledge from several other fields like sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics etc.

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It is about creating something by thinking across boundaries. Interdisciplinarity has become as important outside academia as within.

Academics, policy makers, and the general public seek insights to help organize the vast amounts of knowledge being produced, both within research and at all levels of education. The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity offers a thorough update of this major reference work.

Clarification of the aims and problems of interdisciplinarity, as this book demonstrates, not only will help reveal the movement's probable impact on university teaching and research but also will shed light on the overall future of the university.

This book therefore speaks to faculty members and administrators in general, as well as to Format: Paperback. A new book, Undisciplining Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press), considers what interdisciplinarity really means, and both its positive and negative impacts.

The author is Harvey J. Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literacy Studies and a professor of English and history at Ohio State University. About this Item: Alphascript Publishing DezTaschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles.

An interdisciplinary field or multidisciplinary field is a field of study that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions have ally the terms interdisciplinary.

This book, Interdisciplinarity in Translation and Interpreting Process Research, is a true and successful effort in interdisciplinarity. It successfully combines insights from cognitive science, psychology, sociology, neuro-linguistics, bilingualism and other fields to explore and, more importantly, expand the disciplinary boundaries of Pages: Klein's Interdisciplinarity is an important look at the state of interdisciplinarity research circabut its argument is caught up in the glorious rhetoric of interdisciplinarity rather than the decidedly mixed record of actual interdisciplinary programs.

Modern interdisciplinarity has been seen as a panacea for a research endeavor which has fragmented into fiefdoms and abstractions/5. Julie T. Klein is a professor of humanities at Wayne State University and former president of the Association for Integrative Studies.

A Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, she is the author of a book on the playwright John Gay and has had an umber. Book Description.

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The idea that research should become more interdisciplinary has become commonplace. According to influential commentators, the unprecedented complexity of problems such as climate change or the social implications of biomedicine demand interdisciplinary efforts integrating both the social and natural sciences.

Interdisciplinarity and the 21st century research-intensive university • Science policy: funding and evaluation In addition to university governance, a second target, which is especially relevant for scaling up interdisciplinary research, are funding and government agencies that play an essential.

Interdisciplinary Studies on the Academic Oxford University Press website Academic Skip to main Add A Century of Transformation to Cart. James W. Chesebro. Hardcover 09 March A Culture for Democracy.

–a framework for soft interdisciplinarity. Finally, I use this framework to understand the consequences for disciplines of the transformation of the university, facing pressures of the regulation and commodification of knowledge. The PrOmISe Of INTerdISCIPlINArITy While I was doing my MA in social anthropology at the University ofFile Size: KB.

ANRVSO ARI 17 March R E V I E W S I N A D V A N C E Interdisciplinarity: A Critical Assessment Jerry A. Jacobs1 and Scott Frickel2 1Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ; email: [email protected]   InBill Readings also linked interdisciplinarity with transformation of the Western university into a "transnational bureaucratic corporation" in service of the marketplace and an empty notion of excellence that is replacing the older appeal to "culture" (3).

Critique is a multi-layered concept. It connotes reflexivity in the design : The two forms of interdisciplinarity are instrumental (pragmatic focused on problem solving) and conceptual (theoretical focused on synthesis) How do integrative learners view conflict. Encountering conflict often precedes student's ability to understand contexts.

A Book Series Dedicated to Coalitional Politics, Interdisciplinarity, Community Building, Participatory Research, and Disruptive Thought. West Virginia University Press is pleased to announce Borderless, a new book series edited by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, John C.

Harris, Jonathan C. Hall, and David Monk. The Interdisciplinarity of Globalizing Knowledge. Reflecting on his recent book, Globalizing Knowledge, Michael Kennedy examines the affinities and interconnections between interdisciplinarity and efforts by scholars and institutions to shape global knowledge cultures.

The ability to participate in cross-contextual research and debates, and to. I am currently co-editing a volume with my former supervisor Dr. Athina Karatzogianni (University of Leicester) and colleague Elisa Serafinelli (University of Hull). The full title is The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere – Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital ation is scheduled for September The book is a collection of articles.

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, French: Centre de recherches interdisciplinaires, is a French educational institution. It is part of the Paris Descartes University but is funded by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.

It was Location: Paris, France. 1) The Complex Reality Beyond the University Makes Interdisciplinarity Necessary, 2)The Disciplines Are Foundational to Interdisciplinarity, 3) The Disciplines and the Institutional Policies That Reinforce Them Often Present Major Barriers to Interdisciplinarity.

Designing the New American University has an ambitious aim: reformulating the necessary role of the American research university, and describing how Arizona State University is succeeding in those reformulations.

These are noble goals, but the book buries many of its points under chunky verbiage and thickets of quotes from academic thought leaders, and /5. The increasing importance of interdisciplinarity in the UK’s research excellence framework went largely unmentioned amid the disappointment over the failure of the funding bodies’ document Initial decisions on REFpublished last month, to resolve issues over portability of outputs and numbers of submissions.

But it should not be overlooked. The concept of interdisciplinarity (the integration of concepts and methods of teaching and research) is analyzed in this report. The impact of interdisciplinarity on university teaching and research adapted to social change is examined, and it is concluded that although "disciplines" need not be abolished, they should be taught in the context of their dynamic interrelationships Cited by: Get print book.

No eBook available. Interdisciplinarity: Essays from the Literature studies interpretation involved issues Julie Thompson knowledge learning literary literature meaning medicine ment methods Miami University natural sciences Newell participants philosophical physics plinary plines political postmodernism practice.

Moti Nissani () Ten cheers for interdisciplinarity: The case for interdisciplinary knowledge and research, The Social Science Journal, 34, 2, pp. Julie Thompson Klein () Chapter 3: An interdisciplinary lexicon, en Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory and Practice, Wayne State University Press, pp.

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In this book, the authors provide a much-needed general theory of interdisciplinarity and relate it to health/wellbeing research and professional practice. In so doing they make it possible for practitioners of the different disciplines to communicate without contradiction or compromise, resolving the tensions that beset much interdisciplinary.

Interdisciplinarity Teaching sustainability is both exciting and challenging because of the interdisciplinary nature of the problems at stake. When teaching these issues, instructors are often working outside their own areas of : Rhett Mcdaniel.

History of Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity 4. Interdisciplinary Best Practices (Introductory Remarks) Interdisciplinary Communication Interdisciplinary Teaching four types of undergrad program, graduate education, course syllabi, pedagogy, assessment, careers in interdisciplinarity.Augsburg () states that interdisciplinarity refers to the general phenomenon of combining or integrating disciplinary perspectives.

Klein () offers a more comprehensive definition: "as a Author: Tanya Augsburg.Interdisciplinarity: a literature review 1 Introduction In recent times, the theme of interdisciplinarity has gained popularity in policy, practice, teaching and research circles.

Even as scepticism for the concept exists, it has now gained moral overtones with arguments for why interdisciplinarity is both desirable and Size: KB.