"Interdisciplinary Higher Education" offers a contemporary of our understanding and practice of interdisciplinary higher education. Part I (Chapters 1 to 5) considers a range of theoretical perspectives on interdisciplinarity: the nature of disciplines, complexity, leadership, group working, and academic development. Part II (Chapters 6 to 18) provides more than a dozen vignettes of interdisciplinary practice, drawn from Australian, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
This is a collection of great richness and diversity which deserves a wide readership and consideration. The contribution of international colleagues underscores the rationale of the book, that interdisciplinarity has never been as central as it now is in discussions of the structures of higher education necessary in the new century. (Professor Peter McPhee, Provost of the University of Melbourne)