Interdisciplinary science research and education

MacKinnon, P. J., Hine, D. and Barnard, R. T. (2013) Interdisciplinary science research and education. Higher Education Research and Development, 32 3: 407-419. doi:10.1080/07294360.2012.686482

Author MacKinnon, P. J.
Hine, D.
Barnard, R. T.
Title Interdisciplinary science research and education
Journal name Higher Education Research and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8366
Publication date 2013-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07294360.2012.686482
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 407
End page 419
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon,United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Science history shows us that interdisciplinarity is a spontaneous process that is intrinsic to, and engendered by, research activity. It is an activity that is done rather than an object to be designed and constructed. We examine three vignettes from the history of science that display the interdisciplinary process at work and consider the implications for education. We consider recent examples of interdisciplinary science education, including where interdisciplinarity involves students in authentic scientific research. We conclude that the reconciliation of research and education is a meaningful role for interdisciplinary practice in science education.
Keyword Interdisciplinarity
Science education
Science research
Undergraduate research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 22 April 2013

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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