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Hasni, Abdelkrim; Lenoir, Yves; Alessandra, Froelich – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
New curricular orientations in the secondary schools of many Western countries invite teachers of STEM school subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to integrate these school subjects (Czerniak, 2008). In Quebec, such interdisciplinarity is not a mere recommendation, but an official component of the curriculum (a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, STEM Education
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Lenoir, Yves; Hasni, Abdelkrim; Froelich, Alessandra – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
Although interdisciplinary approaches to education are found throughout the West, interdisciplinarity is not everywhere conceived and implemented the same way. Adopting a socio-historical perspective, this article presents two conceptions of interdisciplinarity in primary and middle school education (though the conceptions are apparent at other…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
One reason scholars and students are attracted to interdisciplinary studies and its research process is because doing good work in the field requires values, traits and skills that are virtuous rather than vicious. This study examines how successful interdisciplinary research is intrinsically related to the human capacity for reverence in the face…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Theories, Perspective Taking, Moral Values
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Szostak, Rick – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
An extensional definition of interdisciplinarity--that is, a definition that identifies the types of practices that are interdisciplinary--is explained, advocated, and developed. The criteria for identifying appropriate interdisciplinary practices are outlined. Such a definition is useful both for interdisciplinary teachers and researchers who…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Definitions, Educational Practices, Best Practices
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Ryan, Phillip; Glodjo, Tyler; Hobbs, Bethany; Stargel, Victoria; Williams, Thad – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
This article is an analysis of one undergraduate English language teacher education program's integrative theoretical framework that is structured around three pillars: interdisciplinarity, critical pedagogy, and teacher exploration. First, the authors survey the unique complexities of language teaching and learning. Then, they introduce this…
Descriptors: Models, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Horn, Sierk A. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
Scholars trained and credentialed in disciplines have a vast array of response options when challenged to engage with others from other disciplinary backgrounds. By considering the ways in which disciplines are like cultures and putting acculturation theory squarely into the domain of interdisciplinary studies, this article takes a new look at…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intellectual Disciplines, Business Administration Education
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Piso, Zachary – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
The dominant account of interdisciplinary integration mobilizes linguistic metaphors such as bilingualism or the learning of new languages. While there is something right about these linguistic metaphors, I urge caution about philosophical confusions that can arise in the absence of careful scrutiny of how our language relates to the world.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Figurative Language, Philosophy, Integrated Curriculum
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Carmichael, Tami; LaPierre, Yvette – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
This article describes the development, implementation, and results of an extensive assessment of students and student learning outcomes in an interdisciplinary, integrative learning community. This assessment project took a comprehensive view of student learning by examining specific data and direct and indirect measures of academic growth for…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Integrated Activities
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Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
Common ground in the interdisciplinary research process is the pivot from disciplinary to interdisciplinary perspective. As thinking moves from disciplinary to interdisciplinary, what is the shape or structure of attention, how does intellectual content transform in the attending process? Four common ground techniques--extension, redefinition,…
Descriptors: Attention, Phenomenology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Psychology
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Haynes, Carolyn – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
In the opening credits of the television cult classic "Iron Chef," Chairman Kaga takes a huge bite out of a big yellow bell pepper. With the ensuing smirk on his face, he introduces the famous "Kitchen Stadium," which he notes is his "dream in a form never seen before." What follows is a learning experience in which…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, College Faculty
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Tayler, Marilyn R. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
The author demonstrates that entry-level students can achieve a more comprehensive understanding of complex problems through an explicitly interdisciplinary approach than through a merely multidisciplinary approach, using the process described in Repko's (2014) "Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies." Repko takes the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, Phillip; Kurtz, Jill Sornsen; Carter, Deanne; Pester, Danielle – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
This article is a collaboration by the lead faculty member in a Masters program in Intercultural Studies and students who completed the program under his aegis. This article presents the program's approach to its research course sequence, an approach involving the integration of interdisciplinary and qualitative research. The authors first provide…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Graduate Study
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Bayne-Smith, Marcia; Mizrahi, Terry; Korazim-Korosy, Yossi; Garcia, Martha – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
Collaboration is now is frequently required among representatives of myriad disciplines to intervene more effectively in complex community and public health problems. A fundamental tenet of collaboration across professions is that it is facilitated by socialization to one's own professional identity and to interprofessional collaboration with…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Interprofessional Relationship, Community Cooperation, Surveys
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Wallace, Richard L.; Clark, Susan G. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
The contemporary fields of interdisciplinary studies and the policy sciences have evolved over similar intellectual paths and timelines, beginning in the early 20th century. Both have their roots in professional efforts--within and outside the academy--to address numerous, growing, and complex problems that face humanity. The policy sciences'…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach, Policy, Policy Analysis
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McMurtry, Angus – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
The purpose of this article is to begin to explore how collective and sociomaterial theories of learning might be applied within interdisciplinary and interprofessional contexts--in particular the team-based collaboration that is playing an ever larger role in both fields. It ?? articulates several key features of interdisciplinary and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Learning Theories, Social Theories
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