ERIC Number: EJ531180
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
The Meaning and Relevance of "Synthesis" in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Richards, Donald G.
Journal of General Education, v45 n2 p114-28 1996
Argues that the goal of synthesis, as literally understood, is inadequate when used as a defining characteristic of interdisciplinary studies since epistemological differences among disciplines can be irreconcilable. Proposes alternative objectives for interdisciplinary studies, such as broadening students' perspectives and showing limitations of strictly disciplinary approaches. (12 citations) (AJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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