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What is Interdisciplinarity

The Role of Educators as Agents and Conveyors for Positive Change in Global Education
The combination of two or more academic disciplines or fields of study. Interdisciplinarity is a key component of liberal arts education programs at universities around the world.
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Journalism Education as an Agent of Positive Change in the Arab World: Opportunities and Challenges
Muhammad Ibrahim Ayish (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7869-1.ch007
Abstract
Since the launch of the first Arabic-speaking journalism education program in Egypt in the late 1930s, this academic sector has made slow, yet significant headways into supporting the development of professional journalistic practices in the Arab world. While some Arab world journalism programs have managed to secure international accreditation, others have earnestly enhanced learning outcomes through stronger engagement with the media industry and the accommodation of digital features into their curricula. But an online survey of Arab world journalism education programs carried out by the author in 2019 suggests that this academic sector remains hugely underdeveloped in both curricular contents and professional methodologies. The author argues that for journalism education to successfully serve as an agent of positive change across the Arab region, it has to embrace four key standards: integral interdisciplinary knowledge, balanced theory and practice, strong engagement with the media industry, and socially and culturally relevant ethical and professional values.
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Closing the Gap: Lessons for the Study and Practice of Comics
An approach to academic research that involves deep collaboration with the theories and methodologies of two or more disciplines. Interdisciplinary work may be conducted between closely related disciplines within a college, such as Art History and Studio Art, or between disparate disciplines across colleges, such as Neuroscience and Theatre Arts.
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Expanding the Hydroinformatics Agenda: Information and Inequality behind Water Problems
A process of answering a question, solving a problem, or addressing a topic that combines, in a systematic and productive fashion, the knowledge and methods of multiple disciplines. Normally, the aim of interdiciplinary studies is to find a common ground between physical and social sciences that had historically been largely divorced.
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Employing Educational Robotics for the Development of Problem-Based Learning Skills
It is the employment of various disciplines. The purpose is to relate/combine two or more subject matters (or academic disciplines) into one exercise/ activity in achieving specific educational objectives.
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Design Thinking at EPS: An Interdisciplinary and International Experience
Integration between two or more areas of knowledge, where one modifies the other. AU8: Reference appears to be out of alphabetical order. Please check
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Stepping Up to the Challenge: Innovative Online Strategies in the ESP Digitalised Classroom
Combination of methods and perspectives of two or more subjects or academic fields as to complete a common task, with shared goals. It often involve joint planning and projects.
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Problem Solving at the Edge of Disciplines
Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity. The distinction between interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity is subtle and explained in this chapter.
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“La Voz del Rehén”: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Development of Creativity in Pre-Service Teachers of Physical Education – Towards Collective Learning Models for Unlocking the SDGs
This is the combination of several disciplines or subjects that have a common purpose. This combination allows for a meaningful teaching-learning process for the student because it encompasses the entire phenomenon.
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Transforming Tourism Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Tourism Management
Activity/strategy involving or drawing on two or more branches of knowledge/academic courses.
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New Technology for Empowering Virtual Communities
Has many definitions and related concepts and meanings (e.g., multidisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity). In this context, interdisciplinarity is defined as a problem-based approach in which knowledge and methods from more than one discipline are applied as needed to solve a complex problem.
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A “Bottega Didattica” for an Inclusive School
Exceeding the conception of school knowledge, strictly divided into disciplines. the object of study is no longer a disciplinary subject, but a real problem that is observed from different points of view.
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The Significance of Interdisciplinary Projects in Becoming a Research Engineer
The combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project).
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The Children’s Virtual Museum of Small Animals: From the Schoolyard to the Internet
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(Re)Considering Information Science Research: Embracing Transformative Intent
A research process wherein academics who bring disciplinary backgrounds to bear on the study are geared to learn from each other in interdisciplinary co-operation.
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Towards a Restructured Theorization of Development and Adaptability for the Post-COVID-19 Era: The Stra.Tech.Man Approach
Interdisciplinarity involves understanding all socioeconomic phenomena by examining contributions from all scientific fields that concern the specific case under investigation.
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The Virtual, Alternate Spaces, and the Effects upon Artwork
Interdisciplinarity is referenced and discussed within this chapter in terms of the possibilities of thinking beyond the parameters of disciplinary thought. This is discussed with particular emphasis upon (the expanded nature of) contemporary painting practices.
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Activating the Networked Object for a Complex World
The bringing together of different disciplinary perspectives involving a greater or lesser degree of integration across the various disciplinary forms.
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Report of an Interdisciplinary Course in Product Design Education
In general, it refers to the combination of multiple disciplines in order to solve a problem or address a topic. interdisciplinarity however is an elusive concept, and the term is often used as synonym with Multidisciplinarity, Pluridisciplinarity, Crossdisciplinarity, and others. Moreover, there is no complete agreement about the specific level of disciplinary integration that distinguishes/defines interdisciplinarity.
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The Role and Importance of Innovations for Higher Education
An interdisciplinary state of activities undertaken especially in the process of networking and forming consortia
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Ethical Aspects of Information Literacy in Artificial Intelligence
The knowledge produced by two or more scientific field.
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Social Network Analysis for Investigating Large Scientific Research Project
A type of academic collaboration in which specialists drawn from two or more academic disciplines work together in pursuit of common goals.
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Critical Thinking as a Multifaceted Phenomenon: A Scheme of Interdisciplinary Research Platform
Interdisciplinary analysis draws on the knowledge of several disciplines each from which provides different perspectives of the issue under consideration. It requires the integration of knowledge, terms, instruments and research methods of various disciplines while the resultant explanation is more comprehensive and consistent than only the sum of explanations of the individual scientific branches.
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An Interdisciplinary Inquiry Into Sustainable Supply Chain Management
The intersection and interaction of two or more disciplines to build and explore new knowledge. Interdisciplinarity is a crucial element for sustainability research.
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Innovative Approaches for Avant-Garde Artifacts: Discovering the Future, Reinventing the Design Thinking
The combination of two or more academic disciplines into one specific research activity, for multi-ended goals and knowledge flow between the fields.
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Developing the EFL Learners' Interdisciplinary Thinking Through Teaching Literature
The combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity.
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The Application of Transdisciplinary Theory and Practice to STEM Education
A joint effort to solve a problem or develop a product in which experts from different disciplines exchange theories and methods in a process of sharing their areas of expertise. Unlike the multidisciplinary approach where there is little cross-over from one area of expertise to the other, in this process techniques are borrowed across different fields.
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