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ERIC Number: EJ1089252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-480X
Designing Interdisciplinary Instruction: Exploring Disciplinary and Conceptual Differences as a Resource
Baker, W. Douglas; Däumer, Elisabeth
Pedagogies: An International Journal, v10 n1 p38-53 2015
This article presents a "telling case" of an interdisciplinary, team-teaching experience that explores how participants eschewed "ethnocentricism" of their fields of study in order to learn from each other, while providing instruction to students and analysing data collected from the class (a graduate course on literature and pedagogy). Through the process, the participants (a professor of English education and a professor of literature) ground the perspectives of literary interpretation in their field of study and "languaculture," and developed a conceptual framework that guided their interactions and analysis of the discursive actions of the class. An ethnographic perspective served as the conceptual frame and informed how the participants observed, described, and developed claims about classroom interactions. Through this study, the participants answer calls for more examples of how faculty in higher education engage in interdisciplinary teaching and research and the need for faculty to develop conceptual ethnographic frameworks for their collaborations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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