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Analysing Transdisciplinary Education: A Scoping Review

Abstract

The present study sheds light on transdisciplinary education through the application of a scoping literature review, as a lack of a comprehensive synthesis in this area is evident. Thus, the overview frames and outlines the scattered research that has been fulfilled until now in this field. As a result, within transdisciplinary education, medical and adolescent themes form the main scopes, while within sustainable transdisciplinary education, pedagogical design, socio-efficiency, and philosophy are the major themes. Furthermore, the present study contributes to the understanding of transdisciplinary education by highlighting the avenues for future research. Consequently, the translation of transdisciplinary teaching practices to comparable languages and an increase of transparency in the application and reporting of the transdisciplinary design steps are suggested.

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The datasets analysed during the current study are available in the EBSCOhost platform.

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Daneshpour, H., Kwegyir-Afful, E. Analysing Transdisciplinary Education: A Scoping Review. Sci & Educ (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11191-021-00277-0

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