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Arocena, Rodrigo; Sutz, Judith – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
The need that emerged in Development Studies to trespass across disciplinary boundaries is discussed. An interdisciplinary characterization of Human Sustainable Development is sketched. Some attempts at the University of the Republic in Uruguay to foster related work that connects sciences and natural sciences are briefly described. This work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Characteristics
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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
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
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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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
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Newell, William H. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
This chronological overview of the development of interdisciplinary theory starts with the pre-cursors of theory: the development and elaboration of the definition of interdisciplinary studies, influential but problematic images of interdisciplinary studies proposed by Donald Campbell and Erich Jantsch, and best practices in interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Theories, Educational Development, Definitions
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Lenoir, Yves – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
This article presents elements from the research journey pursued by the author in the area of interdisciplinarity in education, and more specifically in elementary education, which he has been studying for 30 years. The text begins by presenting the reasons that led to undertaking doctoral studies on this issue. It then addresses the foundations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Elementary Education