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Interdisciplinary higher education and the Melbourne model

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Davies, Marcia Devlin
The so-called ‘Melbourne Model’ has recently been adopted by the Council of the University of Melbourne, Australia after a long consultation process and widespread media attention. It proposes the design of new subjects which offer what are referred to as ‘different ways of knowing’ from students’ ‘core’ disciplines, partly through ‘the delivery of breadth subjects that are interdisciplinary in character’. This paper explores interdisciplinary higher education in the light of The Melbourne Model’. Definitional issues associated with the term ‘academic discipline’, as well as the newer terms ‘interdisciplinary’, ‘pluridisciplinary’, ‘cross-disciplinary’, ‘transdisciplinary’ and ‘multidisciplinary’ are examined. Some of the pedagogical issues inherent in a move from a traditional form of educational delivery to that underlined by the Melbourne Model are outlined. Some epistemological considerations relevant to multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity are discussed.

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Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Conference (2007 : Wellington, N.Z.)

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1 - 16

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Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Location

Wellington, N.Z

Place of publication

Lower Hutt, N.Z

Start date

2007-12-06

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2007-12-09

Language

eng

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Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed; E Conference publication

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2007, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Title of proceedings

Creativity, enterprise, policy: new directions in education

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