1st Edition

Configurations of Interdisciplinarity Within Education Danish Experiences in a Global Educational Space

    142 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores how everyday life within educational institutions changes in response to ideas of interdisciplinarity at policy level. It provides new insights into different configurations of interdisciplinarity, which traverses all levels of the Danish educational system.

    Offering a novel perspective to interdisciplinarity in terms of its configurations, the book discusses the Danish educational system and its current transformations, showing how progressive ideas are entangled with new forms of accountability and complex responsibilities. It identifies the concrete challenges that interdisciplinarity is expected to solve, and the organizational changes resulting from the solutions introduced, arguing that interdisciplinarity in education is neither a uniform or consistent process, nor are the kinds of disciplining it may yield.

    This book will appeal to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of interdisciplinary education, pedagogy, comparative education and northern European educational and welfare systems.


    List of figures

    1. Introduction: Configurations of interdisciplinarity across the educational system
    2. Marie Larsen Ryberg, Trine Øland, Katrine Lindvig and Sofie Sauzet

    3. Interdisciplinarity configured as problem based learning and proliferating children’s sociability and teachers’ passion in primary and lower secondary education
    4. Trine Øland

    5. The entanglement of interdisciplinarity with techniques of accountability in upper-secondary education
    6. Marie Larsen Ryberg

    7. Interdisciplinarity in the University Colleges: Versions of interprofessional responsibility
    8. Sofie Sauzet

    9. Loud and soft voices of interdisciplinarity in Higher Education
    10. Katrine Lindvig

    11. Conclusion: Configurations of interdisciplinarity: Justifications, re-organisations and new forms of disciplining

              Sofie Sauzet, Katrine Lindvig, Marie Larsen Ryberg and Trine Øland



    Trine Øland is an Associate Professor in Educational Research, head of the research group The history and sociology of welfare work and head of Section for Education at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Sofie Sauzet is an Associate Professor in Educational Research at University College Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Marie Larsen Ryberg is a postdoctoral researcher of research-based education at the Department of Science Education at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Katrine Lindvig is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Research at the Department of Science Education at University of Copenhagen, Denmark.