Valences of Interdisciplinarity: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy

Front Cover
Raphael Foshay
Athabasca University Press, 2011 - Education - 395 pages
0 Reviews
The modern university can trace its roots to Kant's call for enlightened self-determination, with education aiming to produce an informed and responsible body of citizens. As the university evolved, specialized areas of investigation emerged, enabling ever more precise research and increasingly nuanced arguments. In recent decades, however, challenges to hegemony of disciplines have arisen, partly in response to a perceived need for the university to focus greater energy on its public vocation--on teaching and the dissemination of knowledge.

Valences of Interdisciplinarity presents essays by an international array of scholars committed to enhancing our understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical realities of interdisciplinary teaching and research. What is, and what should be, motivating our reflections on, and our practice of, approaches that transcend the conventional boundaries of discipline? And in adopting such transdisciplinary approaches, how do we safeguard critical methods and academic rigour? Reflecting on the obstacles they have encountered both as thinkers and as educators, the authors map out innovative new directions for the interdisciplinary project. Together, the essays promise to set the standards of the debate about interdisciplinary for years to come.

Raphael Foshay is the program director of the Master of Arts in Integrated Studies program at Athabasca University.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

theoRy
8
Keeping the Disciplines
31
Reflections on Interdisciplinarity
47
Working Toward
97
Dialectic and the Possibility
121
Interdisciplinarity Humanities and the Terministic Screens
137
Integrating Interdisciplinary Studies Across the Humanities
165
pRactIce
191
Transdisciplinarity and Journal Publishing
231
An Interdisciplinary
251
Reflections
273
A Lacanian Encounter with
311
One code to rule them all
325
Decolonizing Teaching and Learning Through Embodied
343
From Integrated to Interstitial Studies
367
List of Contributors
391

The Spectatorship of SelfRefleXivity
213

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Raphael Foshay is the program director of the Masterof Arts in Integrated Studies program at Athabasca University. Hisresearch interests include literary and cultural theory, andcontinental philosophy.

Bibliographic information