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ERIC Number: EJ779405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
New Directions in Interdisciplinarity: Broad, Deep, and Critical
Frodeman, Robert; Mitcham, Carl
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v27 n6 p506-514 2007
Aristotle launched Western knowledge on a trajectory toward disciplinarity that continues to this day. But is the knowledge management project that began with Aristotle adequate for the age of Google? Perhaps an undisciplined discourse more evocative of Plato can help us constitute new, more relevant inter- and transdisciplinary forms of knowledge. This article explores the history of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity, arguing for a new, critical form of interdisciplinarity that moves beyond the academy into dialogue with the public and private sectors. Contemporary knowledge production should involve not only a horizontal axis stretching across academia but also a vertical axis where academic research is integrated into contemporary life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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