Notes on Nissani's Ten Cheers for Interdisciplinary

Notes on Nissani's Ten Cheers for Interdisciplinary - Notes...

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Notes on Sept. 15 th Reading – Ten Cheers for Interdisciplinarity Note : a multidisciplinary approach brings together numerous experts from diverse disciplines to collectively address a complex problem, with each expert addressing the problem from the perspective of his or her own discipline. In contrast, an interdisciplinary approach is what results from the melding of two or more disciplines to create a new (interdisciplinary) science (triple bottom line) - Advantages to interdisciplinary knowledge: helps with creativity, can avoid errors committed by those by disciplinarians, many intellectual, social, and practical problems require interdisciplinary approaches, gives interdisciplinarians greater flexibility in their research, and much more. - It is important to note that specialization (one discipline) is here to stay. - To begin with, a discipline can be conveniently defined as any comparatively self-contained and isolated domain of human experience which possesses its own community of experts. - lnterdisciplinarity is best seen as bringing together distinctive components of two or more disciplines. With regards to academics, interdisciplinarity applies to four realms: knowledge, research, education, and theory. They do so by merging components of two or more disciplines in order to create a new stream of singularity. Immigrants from
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course ENVIRONMEN 102 taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '12 term at Waterloo.

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