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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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Kisner, Wendell – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
Little research has been done on philosophical implications of the middle voice of early Greek and certain non-Western indigenous languages. In particular, the potential of such a medial ontology has yet to be even explored, much less realized, within the context of interdisciplinary studies. As a linguistic structure indicating an ambiguous…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Philosophy, World Views, Teaching Methods
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Dieleman, Hans – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017
This article explores the concept of transdisciplinarity as a cultural endeavor. It centers on the concept of transdisciplinary hermeneutics, as a form of contextualizing science in the framework of cultural ideas, subjective experiences of the researchers involved in the research process, and of imagination and the artful creation of possible new…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Hermeneutics, Teamwork, World Views
Piso, Zachary – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
The dominant account of interdisciplinary integration mobilizes linguistic metaphors such as bilingualism or the learning of new languages. While there is something right about these linguistic metaphors, I urge caution about philosophical confusions that can arise in the absence of careful scrutiny of how our language relates to the world.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Figurative Language, Philosophy, Integrated Curriculum
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Arvidson, P. Sven – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014
Common ground in the interdisciplinary research process is the pivot from disciplinary to interdisciplinary perspective. As thinking moves from disciplinary to interdisciplinary, what is the shape or structure of attention, how does intellectual content transform in the attending process? Four common ground techniques--extension, redefinition,…
Descriptors: Attention, Phenomenology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Psychology