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Newell, William H.; Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018
This article features a conversation on the occasion of a May 2018 "Festschrift" in "Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies" to honor the work of William Newell, between Newell and P. Sven Arvidson. William Newell is Emeritus Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University, where he taught interdisciplinary courses full…
Descriptors: Integrity, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Humanities
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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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Condee, William – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2016
This article suggests that the arts and humanities are in the midst of an interdisciplinary turn. This turn is a reaction to two problems: the transformation of universities in the twenty-first century and the challenges posed by postmodernism. The interdisciplinary turn, as identified here, is toward critical thinking in teaching and learning and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Education, Humanities, Teaching Methods
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