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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