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ERIC Number: EJ1117884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4760
Biting into the Yellow Pepper: The Development of the Interdisciplinary Learner
Haynes, Carolyn
Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, n32 p12-27 2014
In the opening credits of the television cult classic "Iron Chef," Chairman Kaga takes a huge bite out of a big yellow bell pepper. With the ensuing smirk on his face, he introduces the famous "Kitchen Stadium," which he notes is his "dream in a form never seen before." What follows is a learning experience in which three chefs with different specializations engage in a timed cooking competition focused on a specific theme ingredient. In this paper that was originally presented in a plenary session at the 2013 Association of Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in Oxford, Ohio, the author extends the Kitchen Stadium metaphor and draws upon the work of Marcia Baxter Magolda and Robert Kegan as well as other interdisciplinary scholars to discuss the challenges and joys of interdisciplinary education and to advance a call for a more developmental approach to interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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