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ERIC Number: EJ1024493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
A Roadmap for Forming Successful Interdisciplinary Education Research Collaborations: A Reflective Approach
Bossio, Diana; Loch, Birgit; Schier, Mark; Mazzolini, Alexander
Higher Education Research and Development, v33 n2 p198-211 2014
Current literature about interdisciplinary education research is focused on three points: conceptual definitions of interdisciplinarity, the need for interdisciplinary research to tackle the advent of problem-based research and the positive curriculum outcomes to be gained from interdisciplinary research. While this research is important, it does not always include an account of the often complex and politicised interactions that might affect the outcomes of interdisciplinary research groups. This paper provides one possible "roadmap" for successful interdisciplinary collaboration. It is based on a reflective case study of the authors' own formation of an interdisciplinary research group and the practical resolutions to both the theoretical and the practical issues involved in achieving interdisciplinarity in education research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia