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Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

Introduction to Interdisciplinary StudiesTitoloIntroduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
AutoreRepko, Allen F. ; Szostak, Richard (Rick) ; Buchberger, Michelle Phillips
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Dati368 p.
Anno2013
EditoreSage Publications, Inc
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This comprehensive new introduction to interdisciplinary studies draws on recent advances in the field's burgeoning literature on learning and assessment.

Indice e argomenti trattati
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxxvii
About the Authorsxxix
PART I UNDERSTANDING INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
1
Chapter 1 Objectives
2
Chapter 1 Learning Outcomes
2
1 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Real World
3
Why Interdisciplinary Studies Matters
3
What Is Driving Interdisciplinary Studies Today
3
The Complexity of Nature, Society, and Ourselves
4
The Natural Sciences
4
The Social Sciences
5
The Humanities
6
The Fine and Performing Arts
6
Problems at the Human-Nature Interface
6
The Complexity of the Globalized Workplace
7
The Need for Systems Thinking and Contextual Thinking
8
The Changing Nature of University Research
10
Interdisciplinary Borderlands
11
The Natural Sciences
12
The Social Sciences
13
The Humanities
14
The Fine and Performing Arts
14
The Public World and Its Pressing Needs
14
Revolutionary Insights and Generative Technologies
15
Successful Intelligence and Integrative Thinking
16
A Knowledge Society Needs Both Disciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity
18
The Academic Benefits of Pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree
19
Interdisciplinary Studies and Your Career Development
20
Critical Thinking Questions
21
Applications and Exercises
21
Chapter 2 Objectives
22
Chapter 2 Learning Outcomes
22
2 Interdisciplinary Studies Defined
23
Why Definitions Matter
23
Defining Interdisciplinary Studies
24
Widely Recognized Definitions of Interdisciplinary Studies
24
Commonalities Shares by These Definitions
26
The Purpose of Interdisciplinary Studies
27
The Process of Interdisciplinary Studies
27
The Product of Interdisciplinary Studies
28
An Integrated Definition of Interdisciplinary Studies
28
The Premise of Interdisciplinary Studies
28
Differences Between Disciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity, and Transdisciplinarity
29
The Fable of the Elephant House
29
Disciplinarity
30
Multidisciplinarity
31
Interdisciplinarity
32
Two Metaphors
32
The Difference Between Multidisciplinarity and Interdisciplinarity Summarized
35
Transdisciplinarity
35
Two Conceptions of Interdisciplinarity
36
Critical Interdisciplinarity
37
Instrumental Interdisciplinarity
38
Useful Metaphors of Interdisciplinary Studies
40
The Metaphor of Boundary Crossing
40
The Metaphor of Bridge Building
42
The Metaphor of Bilingualism
43
Critical Thinking Questions
45
Applications and Exercises
45
Chapter 3 Objectives
48
Chapter 3 Learning Outcomes
48
3 The Interdisciplinary Studies "Cognitive Toolkit"
49
How She Did It
49
Intellectual Capacities
50
Values
53
Traits and Skills
55
Ways to Apply Your Interdisciplinary "Toolkit"
57
Writing an Intellectual Autobiography
58
Preparing a Portfolio 58 Performing Service Learning
59
Critical Thinking Questions
60
Applications and Exercises
61
Chapter 4 Objectives
62
Chapter 4 Learning Outcomes
62
4 The Rise of the Modern Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity -
63
Why the Past Matters
63
The Rise of the Modern Disciplines
64
The Origin of the Concept of Disciplinarity
65
A Call for Less Specialization
65
The Consolidation of the Disciplines
66
The Professionalization of Knowledge
66
Concerns About Overspecialization
68
The Rise of Interdisciplinarity
68
The Quest for an Integrated Educational Experience
68
Interdisciplinarity in the 1960s and 1970s
69
Interdisciplinarity Acquires Academic Legitimacy in the 1980s and 1990s
72
Interdisciplinary Practice in the New Millennium
73
Science and Technology
73
The Social Sciences
73
The New Humanities
74
The Growth of Interdisciplinarity
75
Interdisciplinarity's Criticism of the Disciplines
77
Specialization Can Blind Us to the Broader Context
78
Specialization Tends to Produce Tunnel Vision
78
Specialization Tends to Discount or Ignore Other Perspectives
79
Specialization Can Hinder Creative Breakthroughs
79
Specialization Fails to Address Complex Problems Comprehensively
80
Specialization Imposes a Past Approach on the Present
80
Summary of the Interdisciplinary Criticism of Disciplinary Specialization
81
Critical Thinking Questions
81
Applications and Exercises
81
Chapter 5 Objectives
84
Chapter 5 Learning Outcomes
84
5 Academic Disciplines
85
Disciplines and Disciplinarity Defined
85
Commonalities Shared by These Definitions
86
The Purpose of Disciplines
87
The Content of Disciplines
88
An Integrated Definition of Discipline and Disciplinarity
89
The Epistemic, Social, and Organizational Dimensions of Disciplines
89
Disciplines as Epistemic Communities
89
Disciplines as Social Communities
90
Disciplines as Organizational Units
91
A Taxonomy of Disciplines, Fields, and Professions
93
The Concept of Disciplinary Perspective
94
Perspective Taking in Interdisciplinary Studies
95
Types of Disciplinary Perspective
96
Disciplinary Perspective Defined
97
What Disciplinary Perspective Is Used For
97
Disciplinary Perspective in an Overall Sense
98
Three Misconceptions About Disciplinary Perspective
101
The Defining Elements of a Discipline
102
Phenomena
102
Epistemology
103
Epistemologies of the Natural Sciences
106
Epistemologies of the Social Sciences
106
Epistemologies of the Humanities
109
Assumptions
109
Assumptions of the Natural Sciences
110
Assumptions of the Social Sciences
110
Assumptions of the Humanities
110
Concepts
112
Theory 112 Methods
113
The Scientific Method
113
Induction and Deduction
114
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
117
Data
117
Critical Thinking Questions
118
Applications and Exercises
118
Chapter 6 Objectives
120
Chapter 6 Learning Outcomes
120
6 The "DNA" of Interdisciplinary Studies
121
Assumptions of Interdisciplinary Studies
122
No. 1 The Complex Reality Beyond the University Makes Interdisciplinarity Necessary
122
No. 2 The Disciplines Are Foundational to Interdisciplinarity
123
No. 3 The Disciplines Are Inadequate to Address Complexity Comprehensively
123
No. 4 Interdisciplinarity Is Able to Integrate Insights From Relevant Disciplines
125
No. 5 The Disciplines and the Institutional Policies That Reinforce Them Often Present Major Barriers to Interdisciplinarity
125
Theories of Interdisciplinary Studies
125
Complexity Theory
126
Perspective Taking Theory
127
Common Ground Theory
129
Integration Theory
131
Theories Supportive of Integration
131
Interdisciplinary Integration Defined
133
Epistemology of Interdisciplinary Studies
134
Critical and Instrumental Modes of Interdisciplinarity
134
Complexity
134
How Interdisciplinary Studies "Sees"
135
It Sees Complexity in the Familiar
135
It Sees Complex Problems in Context
135
It Sees Commonality Amid Difference and Conflict
136
It Sees Contingency in Certainty
136
Critical Thinking Questions
136
Applications and Exercises
137
PART II THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
139
Chapter 7 Objectives
140
Chapter 7 Learning Outcomes
140
7 Thinking Critically About Disciplinary Perspectives
141
What It Means to Think Critically About Disciplinary Perspectives
141
Developing a Sophisticated Conception of Knowledge
141
Reflect on Your Present Epistemic Position
142
Assess Your Tolerance for Multiplicity
142
Move Toward Critical Pluralism
143
Why Some May Find the Transition to Critical Pluralism Difficult to Make
144
How to Move From a Position of Dualism or Relativism to One of Critical Pluralism
145
Why Interrogate Disciplinary Perspectives (or Practice Critical Pluralism)
145
The Issues of Disciplinary Depth and Interdisciplinary Breadth
145
Identifying Disciplines Relevant to the Problem
146
Why Interdisciplinarians Interrogate Perspectives
147
No. 1 Perspective Taking Is a Key Feature of Interdisciplinarity That Is Necessitated by Complexity
147
No. 2 Perspective Taking Is a Prerequisite for Turning Multidisciplinary Work Into Interdisciplinary Work
148
No. 3 Perspective Taking Enables Us to See the Relevance of Other Perspectives
149
No. 4 Perspective Taking Illumines Our Understanding of the Problem as a Whole
149
No. 5 Perspective Taking Reduces the Possibility of Making Poor Decisions
150
No. 6 Perspective Taking Exposes Strengths and Limitations of Disciplines
150
How Interdisciplinarians Interrogate Disciplinary Perspectives
152
1 What Is the Discipline's Perspective on This Particular Subject?
152
2 How Does Each Perspective Illumine Our Understanding of the Subject as a Whole?
154
3 What Are the Strengths and Limitations of Each Perspective?
156
Critical Thinking Scenario
158
Chapter 8 Objective
160
Chapter 8 Learning Outcomes
160
8 Thinking Critically About Disciplinary Insights
161
Critical Thinking Attitudes
161
Awareness of the Limitations of Expertise
161
Self-Awareness
162
Intellectual Courage
163
Respect for Different Viewpoints
163
Categories of Statements
164
No. 1 What Are the Author's Conclusions?
164
No. 2 What Are the Supporting Arguments?
164
No. 3 What Assumptions Does the Author Make?
165
No. 4 What Evidence Does the Author Marshal?
165
Other Types of Statements You Will Encounter
166
Summary of This Discussion
167
Critically Analyzing Disciplinary Insights
167
A Distinctive Approach to Critically Analyzing Disciplinary Insights
167
How to Find What You Need in Disciplinary Insights
169
Clarity
169
Depth and Breadth
169
Logic
170
Examples of Applying an Interdisciplinary Approach to Critically Analyzing Disciplinary Insights
170
Example 1 An Analysis of Crime by an Economist
171
Example 2 A Newspaper Article on Global Warming
172
Example 3 An Article by a Literary Theorist on a Nineteenth-Century Latin American Novelist
173
Mapping Interdisciplinary Connections
173
Returning to Example 1: An Analysis of Crime
174
What Mapping the Scholarly Enterprise Reveals
176
Critical Thinking Questions
178
Applications and Exercises
178
Chapter 9 Objectives
180
Chapter 9 Learning Outcomes
180
9 Thinking Critically About Integration and Its Results
181
Approaches to Interdisciplinary Integration
181
Integrative Approach 1: Contextualization
182
History as Integrative Context
182
Metaphysics as Integrative Context
182
Epistemology as Integrative Context
182
Example of a Contextual Integration
183
Strengths and Limitations of Approaches to Contextual Integration
185
Integrative Approach 2: Conceptualization
185
Strengths and Limitations of the Conceptual Approach to Integration
186
Integrative Approach 3: Problem Centering
186
Strengths and Limitations of the Problem-Centering Approach
187
The Broad Model Approach to Integration
187
Examples of How the Broad Model Integrates
188
Working With Assumptions
189
Working With Concepts
190
"Partial" and "Full" Integration
191
The Result of Integration
191
A More Comprehensive Understanding
191
Core Premises That Underlie the Concept
192
Reflecting on What Was Achieved
193
Critical Thinking Scenario
193
PART III INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND WRITING
195
Chapter 10 Objectives
196
Chapter 10 Learning Outcomes
196
10 An Interdisciplinary Research "Road Map"
197
The Power and Usefulness of Research
198
Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research
198
The Broad Model of the Interdisciplinary Research Process
200
Step 1 Define the Problem or State the Research Question
202
What Is a Good Research Question?
202
How Do You Develop a Good Research Question?
203
The Statement Identifies the Focus of the Study
203
The Statement Defines the Scope of the Study
203
The Statement Avoids Three Tendencies
204
The Statement Answers the "So What" Question
205
The Broad Model Rubric Applied to STEP 1
206
Step 2 Justify Using an Interdisciplinary Approach
210
Commonly Used Justifications
210
The Problem or Research Question Is Complex
210
Important Insights Into the Problem Are Offered by Two or More Disciplines
211
No Single Discipline Has Been Able to Address the Problem Comprehensively
211
The Problem Is an Unresolved Issue or Unmet Societal Need
212
The Broad Model Rubric Applied to STEP 2
212
Evaluating Practitioner and Student Justifications
213
Applications and Exercises
216
Peer Evaluation Activity
218
Chapter 11 Objectives
220
Chapter 11 Learning Outcomes
220
11 Identifying Relevant Disciplines and Gathering Information About the Problem
221
Step 3 Identify Relevant Disciplines
221
Action No. 1 Connect the Problem as a Whole to Phenomena Typically Studied by Disciplines and Interdisciplinary Fields
222
Problem/Research Question No. 1 What is the cause of teen apathy toward learning?
224
Problem/Research Question No. 2 Should natural gas replace coal as a fuel source for electricity production?
224
Problem/Research Question No. 3 What is the meaning of the growing popularity of action super heroes in media?
224
Action No. 2 "Decompose" the Problem
227
Action No. 3 Externalize the Problem
227
Action No. 4 Reflect on the Problem
229
"Rules of Thumb" to Help You Perform STEP 3
230
Step 4 Conduct a Literature Search
231
Categorize Publications According to Their Disciplinary Source
231
Focus on Quality Rather Than Quantity
231
Develop a Data Management System
232
The Broad Model Rubric Applied to STEPS 3 and 4
233
Examples
234
Analysis of Examples
242
Critical Thinking Scenario
242
Peer Evaluation and Edit Activity
243
Chapter 12 Objectives
244
Chapter 12 Learning Outcomes
244
12 Analyzing Insights-and Reflecting on Process
245
Step 5 Critically Analyze the Disciplinary Insights Into the Problem
246
Strategies for Critically Analyzing Disciplinary Insights
246
Strategy No. 1 Identify the Key Elements of Each Insight
246
Strategy No. 2 Organize This Information
247
Strategy No. 3 Critically Analyze This Information
247
The Broad Model Rubric Applied to STEP 5
250
Step 6 Reflect on How an Interdisciplinary Approach Has Enlarged Your Understanding of the Problem
256
How Has the Project Challenged Your Bias on the Problem?
256
How Has the Research Process Influenced Your Perception of Disciplinary Perspective and Expertise?
257
How Has an Interdisciplinary Approach Enlarged Your Understanding of the Problem as a Whole?
257
How Is an Interdisciplinary Approach Applicable Beyond the Classroom?
258
The Broad Model Rubric Applied to STEP 6
258
Conclusion
263
Appendixes
265
A Intellectual Autobiography
267
B Student Portfolios
277
C Service Learning
287
D The Broad Model Rubric: Instructor Version
293
E Answer Key
297
Glossary of Key Terms305
References311
Author Index321
Subject Index325

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