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  1. Jul 2019
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  3. Oct 2018
    1. Are you more interested in INSTRUMENTAL or CRITICAL interdisciplinarity? 

      I'm more interested in instrumental interdisciplinary. I'm not looking to change the world, and very much not looking to be a scholar or educator. I'm looking to integrate my knowledge in tackling concepts.

    1. First, we must help teach the teachers. Colleges must develop strategies to enable their faculty members, who are steeped in different disciplines, to have opportunities for multidisciplinary work as they continue their own lifelong learning.

      I feel like this is something Plymouth State's integrated clusters embodies. Being able to approach something from two different perspectives is what we at IDS are learning exploring as well.

  4. Apr 2018
  5. Nov 2017
    1. “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”
    2. the Big Ideas classroom mirrors the interdisciplinary research teams that exist across campus—and, importantly, the workplace of the future.
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  12. Sep 2015
    1. Some college presidents have pointed to interdisciplinarity to justify the elimination of separate disciplinary departments or programs. What do you make of these moves?
    1. They should focus on learning through experience and the cycle of failure inherent in creative endeavours. Rather than defining measurable learning outcomes, curricula should support aspirational outcomes that ignite lifelong learning and encourage inquiry beyond the classroom.
    2. Universities must also get comfortable with the idea of providing an education focused on the whole person rather than only acquiring discipline-specific knowledge and skills. This has been accomplished at Stanford University where students undertake “missions not majors”.
    1. do we focus on creating students who are ‘job ready’ for today, or who are ‘entrepreneurially spirited’ for the world which is likely to be on their doorstep within the next twenty years?