Exercising Quality Control in Interdisciplinary Education: Toward an Epistemologically Responsible Approach

Stein, Zachary and Connell, Michael and Gardner, Howard (2008) Exercising Quality Control in Interdisciplinary Education: Toward an Epistemologically Responsible Approach. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 42 (3-4). pp. 401-414.

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Abstract

This article argues that certain philosophically devised quality control parameters should guide approaches to interdisciplinary education. We sketch the kind of reflections we think are necessary in order to produce epistemologically responsible curricula. We suggest that the two overarching epistemic dimensions of levels of analysis and basic viewpoints go a long way towards clarifying the structure of interdisciplinary validity claims. Through a discussion of how best to teach basic ideas about numeracy in Mind, Brain, and Education, we discuss what it means for an interdisciplinary curriculum to respect both the minds of students and the complexity of the subject matter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Educational Methods and Practices
Education > Educational Theory
Depositing User: Zak Stein
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 19:03
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 19:03
URI: http://scholarship.meridianuniversity.edu/id/eprint/45

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