Integrating interdisciplinary problem solving through process

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Integrating interdisciplinary problem solving through process. / Hepburn, Brian; Thorén, Henrik.

In: Historielärarnas Förenings Årsskrift, 2014.

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T1 - Integrating interdisciplinary problem solving through process

AU - Hepburn, Brian

AU - Thorén, Henrik

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - An intuitive and appealing way to characterize problem solving is as the application of constraints which reduce the problem-solution space. Any advantage offered by interdisciplinary problem solving would then plausi- bly derive from the integration of constraints from the fields involved. We propose an account of interdisciplinary problem solving which treats the integration of constraints as an iterative process. Appealing to a general- ization of entity-activity dualism from mechanical explanation, we extend the accounts of Bechtel and of Craver to non-hierarchical, non-life-science, interdisciplinary problem-solving. Integration of disciplines occurs at the level of fields and their explanatory frameworks.

AB - An intuitive and appealing way to characterize problem solving is as the application of constraints which reduce the problem-solution space. Any advantage offered by interdisciplinary problem solving would then plausi- bly derive from the integration of constraints from the fields involved. We propose an account of interdisciplinary problem solving which treats the integration of constraints as an iterative process. Appealing to a general- ization of entity-activity dualism from mechanical explanation, we extend the accounts of Bechtel and of Craver to non-hierarchical, non-life-science, interdisciplinary problem-solving. Integration of disciplines occurs at the level of fields and their explanatory frameworks.

KW - mechanism

KW - Interdisciplinarity

KW - pluralism

M3 - Article

JO - Historielärarnas Förenings Årsskrift

T2 - Historielärarnas Förenings Årsskrift

JF - Historielärarnas Förenings Årsskrift

SN - 0439-2434

ER -