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What Price Interdisciplinarity?: Crossing the curriculum in environmental higher education.

Foster, John (1999) What Price Interdisciplinarity?: Crossing the curriculum in environmental higher education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 23 (3). pp. 358-366.

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Abstract

The received understanding of interdisciplinarity in environmental higher education depends on constructions of the environmental agenda which tacitly privilege positivistic assumptions associated with the physical and biological sciences. If, however, we take seriously the heuristic force of the key humanities disciplines in regard to our environmental situation, precisely this privileging will be at issue. This suggests that collaboration across the full range of intellectual disciplines is needed not just to solve but to frame environmental problems. This requirement, however, may have to be met at the institutional level rather than at that of individual teachers and learners.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 39682
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 10:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/39682

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