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Pohl, Christian; Fam, Dena; Hoffmann, Sabine; Mitchell, Cynthia – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
Julie Thompson Klein's contributions to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research have enriched the way collaboration is discussed and handled by introducing concepts of boundary work and boundary crossing from the field of Science and Technology Studies. In recent years, she has been integrating those concepts into crossdisciplinarity, an…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Cooperation, Sustainability
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Klein, Julie Thompson – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018
This article places William Newell's work on interdisciplinary studies (IDS) within the larger landscape of definitions, theories, and practices of interdisciplinarity. It begins by benchmarking three of his major contributions to the field of interdisciplinary studies read in the context of expanding literature on related topics: specifically his…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Guidelines
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Lash-Marshall, Whitney G.; Nomura, Christopher T.; Eck, Kimberly; Hirsch, Paul D. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
This article describes a strategic intervention to empower interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research groups to develop strategies for overcoming barriers to the collaborative process. We report on an application of the intervention with a team of researchers working on the development of "green materials" to reduce energy…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Researchers, Intervention, Barriers
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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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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