Interdisciplinary Success Story

Stanford’s Bio-X is a 20-year-old interdisciplinary approach to science. Since 1998, their approach has intertwined life sciences, humanities, and Engineering. Bio-X has been exemplified by the National Research Council on how to promote interdisciplinarity among sciences. The team at Stanford is continuing to flourish and spread interdisciplinarity. The result has been a growth of new […]

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Personal Experience with Academic Disciplines

“Many people as students observe professors and teachers in high school and middle school as being a part of individual social groups, kind of like cliques.” – Shelby Chapman I find this quote to be remarkably true and this illustration has undoubtedly had an impact on me and my experience with academic disciplines. Heading back to […]

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning

Following my time at Plymouth State, I intend to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. This path has led me to Interdisciplinary Studies. When talking about Interdisciplinary Studies, Vartan Gregorian states, “Higher education has atomized knowledge by dividing it into disciplines, subdisciplines, and sub-subdisciplines — breaking it up into smaller and smaller […]

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PLN

Today, many physical therapists share ideas using social media sites. Popular ones include Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. These sites make it easy to create a large network of connections. They allow new ideas to become widespread which means professionals can easily learn and teach new content. Pictures, videos, and new research can be posted […]

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Week 1 Readings

This week’s readings granted me further knowledge on this wave of education via web domains and online portfolios. I have only had one course in the past that has required the use of a web domain to submit assignments. If I can look past the initial frustrations that arise when figuring out how these web […]

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