ERIC Number: ED044070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Interaction Sciences in Higher Education.
Gallagher, James J.
This paper considers the needs and operations of the "interaction sciences," areas of study that attempt to investigate the relationship of basic fields of knowledge to specific environments, in contrast to the "knowledge sciences." The differences in goals, facilitating environments, and provisions for service are discussed. The knowledge sciences are seen as essentially increasing the basic systems of knowledge in a laboratory setting, while the interaction sciences increase the conceptual systems by providing a field for interaction of the knowledge fields and the environmental circumstances where there is constant interaction with the environment. The problems faced by researchers in the two "science" areas and the major role of interaction sciences in higher education are also presented. These include: (1) the development of tools that can be adopted by the more basic sciences for their own use in furthering research; and (2) focusing on problems that need research for a more complete evolution of the basic sciences. The paper concludes with a discussion of the problems that need solution before an effective environment for educational research can be realized. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Identifiers: Knowledge Sciences