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ERIC Number: EJ800372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1712-851X
Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, and beyond: The Brain, Story Sharing, and Social Organization
Grobstein, Paul
Journal of Research Practice, v3 n2 article M21 2007
An apparent conflict between preferences for hierarchical as opposed to distributed organizations is evident in arguments about disciplinary and interdisciplinary organization. It characterizes as well a wide array of other arenas ranging from the biological to the political. In this article, parallels between biological, neurobiological, and social observations are explored in an effort to outline a general approach that may be useful in thinking about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary activities as well as forms of social organization in general. A key element in the approach is an ongoing individual and collective process of story creation, sharing, and revising. The article is offered both as a contribution to better understanding interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work and as an illustrative example of the potentials and problems of such work. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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