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ERIC Number: EJ828710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Thinking, Teaching, and Learning Science outside the Boxes
McComas, William F., Ed.
Science Teacher, v76 n2 p24-28 Feb 2009
In both universities and K-12 schools, students leave one world and enter another as they attend classes in discipline-specific domains. But how can students gain the experiences necessary to make discoveries--for personal satisfaction, for academic enlightenment, and perhaps even for the betterment of humankind--without educators who see the advantages of and can provide worthwhile experiences in interdisciplinary practice? In our age of hyper-reductionism, accompanied by an almost fortress-like mentality regarding the sanctity and value of disciplines, perhaps it is time to examine what it would be like to think and learn outside the boxes. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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