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Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and practice: Balancing expectations of the 'old' academy with the future model of universities as 'problem solvers'

Fam, Dena; Clarke, Elizabeth; Freeth, Rebecca; Derwort, Pim; Klaniecki, Kathleen; Kater‐Wettstädt, Lydia; Juarez‐Bourke, Sadhbh; Hilser, Stefan; Peukert, Daniela; Meyer, Esther; Horcea‐Milcu, Andra‐Ioana


Academics are increasingly required to balance the expectations of the ‘old’ academy with a future model of universities as interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ‘problem solvers’. This paper highlights changing expectations of academics in producing alternative research outcomes in collaborative, practice‐based research. Through a series of workshops with 20 researchers, preferred research outcomes and tensions in achieving these outcomes were identified. The tensions identified are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Higher Education Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12225


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