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ERIC Number: EJ813854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Adventures in Transdisciplinary Learning
Wall, Sarah; Shankar, Irene
Studies in Higher Education, v33 n5 p551-565 Oct 2008
Cross-disciplinary collaboration is being promoted in academic and professional circles as an important strategy for developing new avenues of scholarly inquiry and for generating knowledge that is immediately applicable to the resolution of real-world problems. This move toward cross-disciplinary work has translated into calls for enhanced interdisciplinarity in doctoral education, although there are several barriers to the successful implementation of cross-disciplinary work, especially during PhD studies. This article presents a personal narrative analysis of the authors' experiences in a doctoral-level transdisciplinary learning environment to illustrate the antecedents of successful cross-disciplinary engagement and the supports required to sustain this type of work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada