• Theories and methods for researching interdisciplinary learning

  •  Date

    Monday the 17th of June 2019.
  •  Workshop organizers

    Markauskaite, Lina, The University of Sydney, lina.markauskaite@sydney.edu.au
    Muukkonen, Hanni, University of Oulu, hanni.muukkonen@oulu.fi
    Damsa, Crina, University of Oslo, crina.damsa@iped.uio.no
    Reimann, Peter, The University of Sydney, peter.reimann@sydney.edu.au
    Shaffer, David Williamson, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, dws@education.wisc.edu
    Thompson, Kate, Griffith University, kate.thompson@griffith.edu.au
    Kali, Yael, University of Haifa, yael.kali@edtech.haifa.ac.il
    Kidron, Adi, University of California Berkeley, ady.kidron@berkeley.edu
    Nerland, Monika, University of Oslo, m.b.nerland@iped.uio.no
  •  Introduction

    We invite you to join us for a full-day workshop “Theories and methods for researching interdisciplinary learning” which will take place before the CSCL 2019 conference, on Monday the 17th of June 2019.
    Interdisciplinary learning (IDL) has become widespread in schools, universities, workplaces, and diverse R&D settings. However, it is a highly challenging and dispersed field of CSCL research. This workshop aims to create a more holistic picture of this research field by creating opportunities for CSCL scholars to share their theoretical and methodological tools and practices. Our aim is to establish an agenda for synthesizing the IDL research done by the CSCL community, and to create an integrated theoretical and methodological toolkit that could be shared with other researchers, designers and practitioners (in the form of a special journal issue and the IDL research network). The purpose is to assist scholars in the IDL field to conceptualize and study IDL practices more holistically and robustly. We expect that this will also assist IDL designers and practitioners to design more productive IDL environments and facilitate IDL more effectively.
  •  Main themes

    We invite researchers, designers and other practitioners interested in the following broad research themes:
    1. Concepts and theories: How do we conceptualize IDL? How do we delineate the scope of IDL and its relationships with other intersecting areas? What are our main objects of investigation? What kinds of theoretical approaches do we use for framing IDL research?
    2. Research methods: What kinds of methodologies and analytical tools do we use for studying IDL? What kinds of analytical issues do we face? How do we assess IDL processes and outcomes? How do we take into account the extended, embodied, and enacted nature of interdisciplinary work?
    3. Pedagogies and design: What are the key pedagogical approaches for teaching interdisciplinarity? What are the main design principles for designing IDL environments and courses?
    4. Empirical cases: What kinds of empirical work is done by the CSCL community developing and investigating IDL? What does it say to us? What kinds of challenges does it reveal?
    We welcome different types of contributions ranging from initial ideas, to work in progress, to mature and finished projects. We are looking forward to contributions that have origins in diverse disciplinary perspectives: anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), cognitive science, organizational science, linguistics, design, computer and data science, learning sciences, etc.
  •  How to apply and register

    There are two ways to get involved in this workshop.
    If you want to present, please submit your proposal outlining your work and/or ideas in relation to one or more of the above described four broad themes (up to 2 pages). Please, follow the instructions below to make your submission.
    If you want to participate in the workshop without presenting, please send your brief (50-100 words) Expression of Interests (EOI) to us by email below.
    Places are limited. We will give preference to presenters and use the following criteria to select the best proposals: relevance, originality, quality, significance, and potential impact. If places are left, we will welcome other participants to join.
  •  Submission instructions

    Proposals and EOIs should be written in English and submitted no later than April 24, 2019, by email to InterdisciplinaryLearningTeam@gmail.com 
    Please, follow the ISLS author guidelines (or use a Microsoft Word template) for formatting your proposal.
    We will notify about acceptance by May 4, 2019.
    For each accepted proposal, at least one author must attend the workshop and register for the workshop via the CSCL 2019 conference site: https://www.cscl2019.com/
    Accepted submissions will be presented and discussed during the workshop and made available on the workshop website. Authors will retain all copyrights associated with their work.
  •  Website and Inquiries

    More information is available on the workshop website https://interdisciplinarylearning.wordpress.com/
    If you have any questions, please contact us at InterdisciplinaryLearningTeam@gmail.com
  • ICAR Laboratory
    (Interactions, Corpus, Learning, Representations)
    Ecole Normale Supérieure
    15, parvis René Descartes
    69007 Lyon, France
    Dr. Kristine Lund, Conference Chair
    Dr. Gerald Niccolai, Conference Co-chair
    SCIENTIFIC Organization

    LIRIS Laboratory
    (Computer Science Laboratory of Imagery and Information Systems)

    iaelyon School of Management
    Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 
    1C avenue des Frères Lumière
    CS 78242 - 69372 Lyon Cedex 08 
    Dr. Elise Lavoué, Conference Co-chair

    39 chemin du vieux chêne 
    38240 Meylan
    Tel: +33 825 595 525 (0,15€/min*)
    Information desk: monday to friday from 2pm to 5pm