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Laursen, Bethany; O'Rourke, Michael – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
Integration is crucial to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work and it therefore deserves perennial attention by scholars and practitioners of such work. Few have thought so carefully, deeply, and tenaciously about integration as Julie Thompson Klein. In this article, we recount the development of Klein's thinking on integration, from her…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Theories, Learning Theories, Input Output Analysis
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Pecorella, Robert F. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
This article, which presents an interdisciplinary research agenda grounded in a constructivist institutional approach, begins by unpacking relevant terms. It explains the new institutional approach in political science that simultaneously narrows the focus and broadens the scope of political research by encouraging a return to the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Science, Constructivism (Learning)
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Bammer, Gabriele; Mitchell, Cynthia; Elford, Wendy; Dumaresq, David; van Kerkhoff, Lorrae; Small, Bruce; Hall, Virginia Kaufman; Kaufman, Stefan; Browne, Chris; Brown, Valerie A.; Blessington, Louise – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
Ten Australians and one New Zealander provide reflections on the influence of Julie Thompson Klein's work on and in inter- and trans- disciplinarity. Even taking into account that this article is based on a small number of contributions from only one corner of the world, the reflections demonstrate the influence of a diverse array of Klein's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reflection, Educational Research
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Davidson, Cathy N.; Janz, Bruce B. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
In this article, we seek to apply Julie Thompson Klein's supple understanding of typology as both category-making and category-defying to one aspect of her own body of work: her participation in a range of organizations with permeable boundaries. Specifically, we review her contributions to theories of boundary work in interdisciplinary studies…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Change
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Holley, Karri A. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
In this article, I consider Klein's scholarship as a foundation to examine the realities of interdisciplinary practice in higher education institutions, including questions of who engages in interdisciplinary work, how interdisciplinary work is supported, and how interdisciplinary work is organized. In discussing each of these issues, I underscore…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Methods, Educational Research
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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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Darbellay, Frédéric – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
Complexity is among the main drivers that justify and guide the genesis and establishment of multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to the production and application of knowledge. Complexity can be read in the relatively canonical taxonomy of these concepts that structure epistemological reflections on the dynamics of knowledge production…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Innovation
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Keestra, Machiel – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019
When introduced around 1925, interdisciplinarity, grounded in the notion of the unity of knowledge, was meant to reconnect the fragmented and specialized disciplines of academia. However, interdisciplinary research became more and more challenging as the plurality and heterogeneity of disciplinary perspectives and insights increased. Insisting on…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Stakeholders
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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
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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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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Newell, William H. – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
Though overlooked or at best implicit in "A Crucible Moment," interdisciplinary studies has much to contribute to civic learning for democratic engagement. The article organizes those contributions into the report's categories of knowledge, values, and skills. It concludes with an example of how techniques used in interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Learning
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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