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Welch, James, IV – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
The identification of conflict and development of common ground, important steps in the interdisciplinary research process, become challenging when applied to solving complex real-world problems that involve opposing interest groups, especially those whose members do not possess academic or interdisciplinary training. This article examines…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Problem Solving
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Haar Farris, Matthew – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
Disciplines are by their very "origin and nature" unstable--always already differed and deferred from themselves--due to their genetic relation to what Jacques Derrida calls "différance". In a sense, "différance" is what makes disciplines possible in the first place, and it can be thought of as the economy or mode of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Concept Formation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Philosophy
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Sasser, Jennifer R. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
In this keynote presentation given at the 2016 Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference, I considered the field of gerontology from a transdisciplinary perspective. Juxtaposing personal narratives with dominant and alternative discourses on issues of aging, later life, and old age, I explored such questions as: Given the multifaceted,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Older Adults
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Keestra, Machiel – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
Interdisciplinary understanding requires integration of insights from different perspectives, yet it appears questionable whether disciplinary experts are well prepared for this. Indeed, psychological and cognitive scientific studies suggest that expertise can be disadvantageous because experts are often more biased than non-experts, for example,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reflection, Interdisciplinary Approach, Expertise
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Szostak, Rick – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
This article argues that cross-disciplinary linkages -- that is, relationships among phenomena studied by those in different disciplines -- often serve to destabilize, at least temporarily, systems of stability that are theorized to operate within the sets of phenomena studied within most disciplines. It surveys across disciplines both systems of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Methodology, Reliability, Economics
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Kisner, Wendell – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
Little research has been done on philosophical implications of the middle voice of early Greek and certain non-Western indigenous languages. In particular, the potential of such a medial ontology has yet to be even explored, much less realized, within the context of interdisciplinary studies. As a linguistic structure indicating an ambiguous…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Philosophy, World Views, Teaching Methods
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Dieleman, Hans – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
This article explores the concept of transdisciplinarity as a cultural endeavor. It centers on the concept of transdisciplinary hermeneutics, as a form of contextualizing science in the framework of cultural ideas, subjective experiences of the researchers involved in the research process, and of imagination and the artful creation of possible new…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Hermeneutics, Teamwork, World Views
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Bursztyn, Marcel; Maury, María Beatriz; Litre, Gabriela – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
This article analyzes the process of institutionalizing interdisciplinary graduate programs in Brazil, which has over more than four decades of experience implementing masters and doctoral problem-oriented programs designed to operate outside the disciplinary structure of universities. Brazil has a high degree of centrality and government…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies, Governance
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Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
There are significant parallels between interdisciplinarity and phenomenology. Interdisciplinary conscious processes involve identifying relevant disciplines, evaluating each disciplinary insight, and creating common ground. In an analogous way, phenomenology involves conscious processes of epoché, reduction, and eidetic variation. Each stresses…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Research, Phenomenology, Cognitive Processes
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Villa-Soto, Juan Carlos – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
In this article we discuss interdisciplinary teaching and research in Latin America through the lens of Mexican perspectives, in particular the experiences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The history of these experiences goes back to the creation of the frst interdisciplinary education programs in Mexico in the 1970s and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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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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Szostak, Rick – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
Our understanding of the process of interdisciplinary research has expanded considerably over the last decades. The purpose of this brief paper is to take stock of where we are and where we are going. The first section addresses definitional issues and discusses the relationship between teaching and research. The second section discusses potential…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Learning