Tag Archives: Interdisciplinarity

Teaching Interdisciplinarity

One of the core purposes of University General Education programs it to help students develop interdisciplinary abilities.  Indeed, the University experience overall is meant to enhance such capacity.  So questions arise: Who is better at teaching interdisciplinarity? A disciplined person … Continue reading

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The necessity of interdisciplinarity

This TED Talk “Michelle Borkin: Can astronomers help doctors?” provides one powerful example of the necessity of interdisciplinarity.  The problems of the world can only be fully understood and solved through interdisciplinary efforts.  We need to break through the shackles of … Continue reading

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Expanding our Minds: Collaboration

I benefit from collaboration every day.  But collaboration and interdisciplinarity is structurally challenging, especially in Higher Ed where well-defined fields and siloed thinking are the norm and expected to be maintained if one seeks to advance in a career.  Crossing … Continue reading

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Why Poloraid Failed. The Need for Humility and Interdisciplinarity

What happens when an individual, a group, or a business trusts in past success, doesn’t believe in the need for collaboration, and is confident they have the answers?  These are the key ingredients in the myth of exceptionalism.  See the … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond the Lecture

I blog here in response to a great question from Robert Gray, Jr., Ph.D., who is the Director of the Program for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Alabama.  Rob asked, in response to my … Continue reading

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