ERIC Number: EJ984042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Transdisciplinary Teaching and Research: What Is Possible in Higher Education?
McClam, Sherie; Flores-Scott, Emma M.
Teaching in Higher Education, v17 n3 p231-243 2012
Framed in Michele Foucault's theories of discipline and technologies of the self, this paper explores the possibilities for teaching and researching across disciplinary boundaries within the academy. In Foucault's studies of systems of thought, he conceptualized practices--like sexuality--to be instances of what is possible to be, think, and do within a historical moment. In the ethnographic study reported on in this paper, we examined perceptions and practices of discipline-based academics seeking to work across traditional scholarly boundaries as instances of "what was possible to be, think, and do" in transdisciplinary teaching and research in "higher education." Connecting transdisciplinary knowledge production with possibilities for critically engaging with sustainability as a social movement and imperative, we identify questions about and the promise of higher education as a place where this work can be done. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Sexuality, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethnography, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia