Syntax → Interdisciplinary

  • ecarden4 Tempe

    Inter- implies to me something between disciplines. It's the interactions and outcomes that come from 2 or more disciplines working on an idea together. I do make a distinction between multi-, the use of information from different disciplines in order to solve a predefined problem. Inter-, may have a challenge that does not have predefined questions and goals but uses the disciplines to better understand the challenge. Trans-, is on the farthest end, looking for themes that can be explored.

    16 Jun 01:05 Flag

  • Sarah Jane Pell Australia, Oceania

    Curiosity-driven research stemming from, or leading to, the cross-pollination of influences and understandings held by established disciplines.

    22 May 04:43 Flag

  • Donna J. Cox University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Interdisciplinary means you enter into the disciplines to realize the work

    15 May 21:56 Flag

  • Anthony Kolenic University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    In "A Rough Guide to Interdisciplinarity" Jessica Graybill and her colleagues see interdisciplinarity as distinct from multidisciplinarity or other calibrations. Instead, interdisciplinarity is “the use of an innovative conceptual framework to synthesize and modify two or more disciplinary approaches to deal with a research problem.”

    15 May 15:13 Flag

  • Anthony Kolenic University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    In "A Dictionary of Education" Derek Rowntree positions the interdisciplinary as when "two or more disciplines are brought together, preferably in such a way that the disciplines interact with one another and have some effect on one another’s perspectives.”

    15 May 15:11 Flag

  • Anthony Kolenic University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    According to Prof. Veronica Boix Mansilla, in “Interdisciplinary Work at the Frontier," interdisciplinarity is the purposeful, disciplined, and integrative “pursuit of an advancement in understanding – i.e. an enhancement in our capacity to solve problems, produce explanations, create products, and raise questions – by means of bringing together bodies of knowledge and modes of thinking stemming from two or more disciplines.”

    15 May 15:09 Flag

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