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Multidisciplinary knowledge is associated with more than one existing academic discipline or profession.
A multidisciplinary community or project is made up of people from different academic disciplines and professions. These people are engaged in working together as equal stakeholders in addressing a common challenge. A multidisciplinary person is one with degrees from two or more academic disciplines. This one person can take the place of two or more people in a multidisciplinary community. Over time, multidisciplinary work does not typically lead to an increase or a decrease in the number of academic disciplines. One key question is how well the challenge can be decomposed into subparts, and then addressed via the distributed knowledge in the community. The lack of shared vocabulary between people and communication overhead can sometimes be an issue in these communities and projects. If challenges of a particular type need to be repeatedly addressed so that each one can be properly decomposed, a multidisciplinary community can be exceptionally efficient and effective.
A discipline refers to a field of study. So a multidisciplinary (interdisciplinary) course is a team-taught course in which students are asked to understand a single subject as it’s seen by two or more traditional disciplines. Multidisciplinary teaching can open students’ eyes to different views of a subject that they had never considered before. A multidisciplinary panel discussion, on the other hand, presents views from scholars in different fields but may leave any merging of the information to the audience.
You need to have a good multidisciplinary team available so that you can keep your employees on their toes.
We had an exceptional multidisciplinary team that ensured that their job was done to the best of their ability.
I believe that my success has been with my multidisciplinary approach to business and from not overcapitalising in a rapidly changing market.
He and his partners introduced weekly multidisciplinary meetings, which was an innovative approach ahead of its time.
Therefore, a multidisciplinary task force was created and charged with rewriting the corresponding bylaws.
Policies and corrective action to address and prevent verbal abuse must be multidisciplinary.
They advocated the creation of a multidisciplinary forum for sharing digital best practices.
The pair have formulated a range of sophisticated solutions to varied and complex problems starting from the vantage point of pure mathematics but largely guided by a multidisciplinary approach.
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This glossary post was last updated: 29th November 2019.