Interdisciplinary foundations: reflecting on interdisciplinarity and three decades of teaching and research at Griffith University , Australia

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Title Interdisciplinary foundations: reflecting on interdisciplinarity and three decades of teaching and research at Griffith University , Australia
Author Franks, Daniel Marc; Dale, Patricia Ellen; Hindmarsh, Richard Alan; Fellows, Christy Susan; Buckridge, Margaret Mary; Cybinski, Patricia Janina
Journal Name Studies in Higher Education
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Interdisciplinarity is widely practised and theorised. However, relatively few studies have reflected on university-wide attempts to foster the concept. This article examines interdisciplinary teaching and learning at Griffith University, Australia. It reflects on the foundations of interdisciplinarity at the university and situates them within the broader context of innovations in worldwide practice; it draws from the literature on interdisciplinarity to traverse the broad understandings of the term; it discusses the Griffith University innovations implemented in support of the concept; and, it reports on the likely outcomes of current methods designed to improve interdisciplinary practice. Whilst challenging barriers to interdisciplinarity continue to exist, compounded by varied conceptions of what interdisciplinarity entails, positive learning and research outcomes have been accomplished at the university from its interdisciplinary foundations, which also provide a platform to go forward.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/03075079.html
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075070701267228
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 32
Issue Number 2
Page from 167
Page to 185
ISSN 0307-5079
Date Accessioned 2007-12-12
Date Available 2009-08-19T06:05:26Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Education Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17069
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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