Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

Improving education for collaborative problem solving

Many environmental, social, and public health problems require collaborative problem solving because they are too complex for an individual to work through alone. This requires research and technical workforce that is better prepared for collaborative problem-solving. How can this be … Continue reading

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Idea tree: A tool for brainstorming ideas in cross-disciplinary teams

How can cross-disciplinary research teams increase their capacity for generating and integrating novel research ideas and conceptual frameworks? A key challenge faced by research teams is harnessing the intellectual synergy that can occur when individuals from different disciplines join together … Continue reading

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Metacognition as a prerequisite for interdisciplinary integration

What’s needed to enable the integration of concepts, theories, methods, and results across disciplines? Why is communication among experts important, but not sufficient? Interdisciplinary experts must also meta-cognize: both individually and as a team, they must monitor, evaluate and regulate … Continue reading

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