Conclusion: Building on the Strengths of Interdisciplinarity
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This chapter concludes The role of criticism in understanding problem solving. In it, the overall message of the book—that criticism and critical theories can serve to aid critical reading and synthesis of the educational technology research literature—is summarized. One of the strengths of the educational technology field is its interdisciplinarity. As students enter the field from many different academic disciplines, they should be encouraged to apply not just the content of their former disciplines but also the strategies of and frameworks for thinking about problems.
KeywordsEducational Technology Scholars Understand Problem Solving Instructional Design Work Interdisciplinary Project Team Original Researchers
Belland’s work on this chapter was supported by Early CAREER Grant 0953046 from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official positions of NSF.
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