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Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities Vol: 5

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08 Nov 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
333 pages - 156 x 234 x 34mm
International Perspectives on Higher Education Research


"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.
List of Contributors. Introduction. Chapter 1 Interdisciplinary higher education. Chapter 2 Complexity and mastery in shaping interdisciplinarity. Chapter 3 Interdisciplinary leadership and learning. Chapter 4 Working successfully in university interdisciplinary teams: Learning from embedded intergroup relations theory. Chapter 5 What kind of interdisciplinary space is academic development?. Vignette 1 (Inter)disciplinary Dublin descriptors? Implementation of the Bologna Process in a Dutch University. Vignette 2 Facing the realities of implementing an interdisciplinary approach in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. Vignette 3 Interdisciplinary survival: The case of Murdoch University. Vignette 4 Explicating interdisciplinarity in a postgraduate materials conservation programme. Vignette 5 The getting of interdisciplinarity: The everyday practice of environmental curriculum design. Vignette 6 Pluridisciplinary learning and assessment: Reflections on practice. Vignette 7 Many disciplines – common approach: experiences in the development and delivery of an interprofessional health subject. Vignette 8 Revisiting higher education's heartland: (Inter)disciplinary ways of knowing and doing for sustainability education. Vignette 9 Interdisciplinary scholarship for novice students. Vignette 10 The role of inter-faculty relationships in special project collaborations: A distinctly New Zealand experience. Vignette 11 Developing students' academic skills: An interdisciplinary approach. Vignette 12 Structuring interdisciplinary collaboration to develop research students’ skills for publishing research internationally: Lessons from implementation. Vignette 13 Promoting interdisciplinary practices through ePortfolios. References. Contributors. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. Copyright page.

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