Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: The Case for Textbooks
This essay makes the case for the disciplining of interdisciplinarity through the vehicle of textbooks. It draws upon (1) the 2003 Delphi survey of interdisciplinarians regarding opportunities and challenges to interdisciplinary education, (2) research in cognitive psychology and education about the nature of learning, and (3) the emerging conversations regarding definitions of interdisciplinary studies, theoretical underpinnings of the professional literature and practice, and the various step-based approaches to operationalizing the interdisciplinary research process.
Repko, Allen. "Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: The Case for Textbooks." Issues in integrative Studies 24 (2006): 112-142.
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