Recent Submissions

  • A Critical Review of Harvard's Project Zero 

    deLuse, Stephanie R. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    Project Zero, a research center at HarvardÕs Graduate School of Education, is impressive and far-reaching in its scope. It is a multifaceted research project that is commonly referred to as being interdisciplinary or as ...
  • Resisting Curriculum Integration: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? 

    Badley, Ken (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    Curriculum integration has a long history. In this paper I catalog several arguments for resistance against integration and present the historical roots of support for those arguments offered by critics of curriculum ...
  • Interdisciplinarity and the History of Western Epistemology 

    Welch IV, James (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    The development of interdisciplinary theory is problematic in several ways, not least the ambiguity inherent in the diverse conceptualizations and applications of the term. However, the focus in interdisciplinary scholarship ...
  • The Problem with Problem Solving 

    McCormack, BrianÊ (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    Little has been written about the ontological nature of problems and problem solving in interdisciplinary studies, and yet problem solving is one of the central features of interdisciplinary theory and practice. This essay ...
  • Knowers and Phenomena: Two Different Approaches to Interdisciplinarity and Interprofessionalism 

    McMurtry, Angus (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    This paper describes two influential but quite different perspectives on disciplinary knowledge and interdisciplinary integration. One conceives of these issues in terms of irreducible differences in the world, among the ...
  • Rethinking Integration in Interdisciplinary Studies 

    Fuchsman, Ken (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2009)
    The Klein and Newell definition of interdisciplinarity centers on integration when a problem is beyond the competency of a single discipline. Disciplines can be wildly flourishing jungles fragmented by insular sub-fields ...