Call for Articles

Crossing the Aisle: Multi- and Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Education: Research, Models of Collaborative Teaching, and Sources of Inspiration

Proposals for articles and essays for a book to be published by Intellect (pending a positive peer review)

The book will be an edited collection of new unpublished articles (6,500 – 8,000 words) and in-practice essays (2,500 – 3,500 words) pertaining to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary methods of teaching in a variety of educational settings.
It will serve as inspiration, a guide for project replication (in-practice essays), and scholarly research about interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary teaching topics. Selected contributors will represent a wide variety of disciplines. The primary market for the book will be educators (K-12 and post-secondary education) and future educators.

Possible scholarly topics for consideration from prospective contributors:
• benefits of interdisciplinary / multi-disciplinary education, both in the classroom and out
• results of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary education on classroom
assessments, both formal and informal
• ethical issues in multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary education
• typical obstacles encountered in multi- and interdisciplinary education
(including practical as well as administrative), and how to navigate around them
• multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills needed in the workforce (translation of skills learned in multi-disciplinary / interdisciplinary educational experiences and
how they translate positively or negatively to the workforce [varying])
• varying models of support for multi and interdisciplinary teaching

In addition to scholarly unpublished articles (not limited to the above suggested topics), the editors are seeking in-practice essays for method replication or inspiration.
All articles and essays will be new unpublished works. Prospective Contributor Timeline:
Please submit the following by April 1, 2020 in one PDF document
1. proposal abstract (500 – 600 words) 2. research methodology
3. working bibliography
4. CV
5. Statement confirming the proposed work is new and unpublished.
Please send your PDF proposal document with “Abstract Submission” in the subject line to Heather Trommer-Beardslee. Tromm1hm@cmich.edu

May 1, 2020: notification of acceptance status

Upon acceptance, a timeline for full article / essay submissions will be sent to the selected contributors.
The full manuscript will be submitted to the publisher November 2020.

1 Apr 2020