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ERIC Number: EJ825525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Exercising Quality Control in Interdisciplinary Education: Toward an Epistemologically Responsible Approach
Stein, Zachary; Connell, Michael; Gardner, Howard
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v42 n3-4 p401-414 Aug-Nov 2008
This article argues that certain philosophically devised quality control parameters should guide approaches to interdisciplinary education. We sketch the kind of reflections we think are necessary in order to produce epistemologically responsible curricula. We suggest that the two overarching epistemic dimensions of levels of analysis and basic viewpoints go a long way towards clarifying the structure of interdisciplinary validity claims. Through a discussion of how best to teach basic ideas about numeracy in Mind, Brain, and Education, we discuss what it means for an interdisciplinary curriculum to respect both the minds of students and the complexity of the subject matter.
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Language: English
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