ERIC Number: ED472761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Individual and Distributed Cognitions in Interdisciplinary Teamwork: A Developing Case Study and Emerging Theory. Research Monograph.
Derry, Sharon J.; DuRussel, Lori Adams; O'Donnell, Angela M.
We present a developing distributed cognition theory of interdisciplinary collaboration that incorporates concepts from both situated cognition and information processing theory. This theoretical framework is being refined as it is used for analyzing interdisciplinary collaboration within the National Institute of Science Education (NISE). The analyses are intended to improve scientific understanding of collaborative processes that influence productivity and quality of interdisciplinary work within the NISE and beyond. A critical group meeting in the early development of one interdisciplinary working team is analyzed using language and ideas from the theoretical perspective. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cooperation, Higher Education, Information Processing, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.