Interdisciplinary foundations: reflecting on interdisciplinarity and three decades of teaching and research at Griffith University, Australia

@article{Franks2007InterdisciplinaryFR,
  title={Interdisciplinary foundations: reflecting on interdisciplinarity and three decades of teaching and research at Griffith University, Australia},
  author={Daniel M. Franks and Patricia Ellen Dale and Richard C. A. Hindmarsh and Christy Susan Fellows and Margaret Mary Buckridge and Patti J. Cybinski},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={167 - 185}
}
Interdisciplinarity is widely practised and theorised. However, relatively few studies have reflected on university‐wide attempts to foster the concept. This article examines interdisciplinary teaching and learning at Griffith University, Australia. It reflects on the foundations of interdisciplinarity at the university and situates them within the broader context of innovations in worldwide practice; it draws from the literature on interdisciplinarity to traverse the broad understandings of… 
Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: The Challenges of Adaptability
In an increasingly competitive higher education sector, the role of interdisciplinarity is a complex one. Researchers are called upon to adopt interdisciplinary practices as the only way to tackle
The Intellectual Impact of Interdisciplinarity: A Series of Studies of Graduate Students and Faculty Engaged in Interdisciplinary Scholarship
While disciplinarity still dominates college and university life, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches has increased over the past three decades. Proponents often present interdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinary curriculum reform in the changing university
ABSTRACT In response to the current demands and trends within education, the disciplines as one of the core long-standing organizing structures within knowledge production and transmission are
From saying to doing interdisciplinary learning: Is problem-based learning the answer?
Problem-based learning is often characterised as an approach encompassing interdisciplinary learning; however, little attention has been explicitly paid to what a claim of interdisciplinary
Navigating the Methodology of an Interdisciplinary Art and Design Practice with Conscious Bridging
  • Vaughn Pinxit
  • Engineering, Sociology
    International Journal of Art & Design Education
  • 2018
The growing emergent field of Interdisciplinary research, is providing opportunity for discussion and considerations to understand interdisciplinarity at a deeper pedagogical level. The author,
Crossing disciplinary borders: A new approach to preparing students for interdisciplinary research
This paper presents a research-based developmental model to aid faculty in developing interdisciplinary graduate curricula. The model progresses from the recognition of disciplinary boundaries to the
Using communities of practice to enhance interdisciplinary teaching: lessons from four Australian institutions
We report on the establishment of communities of practice at four Australian institutions and evaluate their effectiveness and durability as a means of building staff and institutional capacity for
Transition from content expert to interdisciplinary educator: narrative accounts from health and law
ABSTRACT Interdisciplinary education is gaining prominence in higher education, but little is known about the experiences and professional development needs of interdisciplinary educators. Through
Adventures in transdisciplinary learning
Cross‐disciplinary collaboration is being promoted in academic and professional circles as an important strategy for developing new avenues of scholarly inquiry and for generating knowledge that is
Vignette 3 Interdisciplinary survival: The case of Murdoch University
TLDR
This chapter describes the Murdoch University experience using the author's intimate knowledge of the University and draws on literature on interdisciplinarity to frame the lessons that have been learned over the past 30 years.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 46 REFERENCES
Developing interdisciplinary research graduates: educational opportunities and dilemmas
Attempting to solve the complex problems of the 21st century requires research graduates that have developed a sophisticated array of interdisciplinary teamwork and communication skills. Although
Creating Interdisciplinarity: Grounded Definitions from College and University Faculty
Definitions of interdisciplinarity often focus on the integration of disciplinary concepts or perspectives. Few definitions, however, are grounded in the work of faculty who conduct interdisciplinary
Barriers to Interdisciplinarity: Disciplinary discourses and student learning
Interdisciplinary study is hard to achieve and to sustain. Students are faced with major challenges in working in and across several disciplines. These difficulties reflect both contrasting
Faculty Development through Interdisciplinarity.
One of the trends of the past decade has been the gradual expansion of interest in interdisciplinarity. In a few cases?Evergreen, Wisconsin at Green Bay?whole institutions have been organized in
Curriculum Restructuring in South African Higher Education: Academic identities and policy implementation
South African higher education is currently implementing a curriculum restructuring policy aimed at the development of degree programmes that are 'coherent and integrated' and typically 'trans-,
What Price Interdisciplinarity?: Crossing the curriculum in environmental higher education
The received understanding of interdisciplinarity in environmental higher education depends on constructions of the environmental agenda which tacitly privilege positivistic assumptions associated
The (Re)Organisation of Knowledge and Assessment for a Learning Society: The constraints on interdisciplinarity
Initiatives of curriculum reform currently underway in higher education in South Africa attempt to move undergraduate curricula towards more structured and integrated degree programmes so as to
Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory, and Practice
TLDR
The stated purpose of this book is to provide a synthesis of theories and methodologies that promote a growing permeability of boundaries and that allow for intellectual accommodation in medicine.
Multifunctional landscapes - towards transdisciplinary research
TLDR
The process of integration required to study multifunctionality in agricultural landscapes is examined and the drafting of a code of good practice and criteria for assessing quality in interdisciplinary research is discussed.
Interdisciplinary research: A philosophy, art form, artifact or antidote?
  • J. Bruhn
  • Sociology, Medicine
    Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society
  • 2000
TLDR
The author argues that interdisciplinary research has persisted as an alternative when traditional research approaches have failed to come up with answers to common problems.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...