Modularity and interdisciplinarity: Confucian insight for STEM-related disciplines

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dc.contributor.author Power, Kevin J.
dc.contributor.editor Supple, Briony
dc.contributor.editor Delahunty, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-06T10:33:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-06T10:33:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Power, K. J. (2019) ‘Modularity and interdisciplinarity: Confucian insight for STEM-related disciplines’, Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 196-201. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.41 en
dc.identifier.startpage 196 en
dc.identifier.endpage 201 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10739
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/LC.2019.41 en
dc.description.abstract The modularity of the education system is generally geared toward a career-specific path for individual students. While varied subject choices and extracurricular activities can provide students with a rich range of experience, increased specialisation can create a sense of separateness between disciplines which may result in the neglect of engagement between fields which are otherwise mutually informative and insightful. A greater openness to interdisciplinarity would have the benefit of exposing specialists to fresh ways of viewing familiar subjects with a further potential to inform and inspire new and mutually beneficial pathways of education and learning. I illustrate the potential of an interdisciplinary approach in the context of the climate crisis. STEM-related disciplines can draw practical insight from compatible and well-founded philosophical principles e.g. Confucian leadership principles which warn against overconsumption, encouraging the kind of environmental awareness which could avert or mitigate the environmental and societal impact of climate change. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.publisher National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education en
dc.relation.ispartof Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
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dc.subject Education system en
dc.subject Modularity en
dc.subject Interdisciplinarity en
dc.subject STEM en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.title Modularity and interdisciplinarity: Confucian insight for STEM-related disciplines en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kevin J. Power, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Cork, Ireland en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork en


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