Interdisciplinary Approach In Education

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Breakthrough innovation occurs when we bring down boundaries and encourage disciplines to learn from each other” ― Gyan Nagpal
Interdisciplinary approach entails the use of methods and analytical frameworks from more than one academic discipline to examine a theme, issue, question or topic. Confusion is a broad aspect which includes symptoms, feelings or situations which creates uncertainty and leaves a person bewildered. Academic disciplines are different branches of an area of knowledge. It is important to correctly define knowledge in order to clearly understand confusion. “Knowledge is justified, true and believed by people.” People believe in knowledge only when it is justified and absolutely true. Hence, if the knowledge produced is not
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Ethics is grounded in intuition and application of logic. For example, one may intuitively believe that killing is a punishable offence. Similarly, one may logically conclude that as one is entitled to certain human rights, all people are entitled to the similar human rights. Judgement of what is ethical is an integral part of a justice system. However, the ethical behaviour of human being has changed over time and place. For example, “sati” was considered as a morally permissible practise and was considered ethically correct. Today, the Parliament of India has enacted The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1988. The Act seeks to prevent Sati practice or the voluntary or forced burning or burying alive of widows, and to prohibit glorification of this action through the observance of any ceremony, the participation in any procession, the creation of a financial trust, the construction of a temple, or any actions to commemorate or honour the memory of a widow who committed sati. Hence, history, as a field of study, overlaps with ethics, directly affecting the study and practises of modern justice systems. History is grounded in reason and imagination. For example: A historian will use reason to justify historical artefacts and use imagination in order to recreate past. Hence, the knowledge produced in justice systems is synthesised from the overlapping of ethics and history and is interdisciplinary in nature. However, for the knowledge produced to avoid confusion, it must be absolutely true, justified and believed unanimously. For example, Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” There exists multiple interpretations for the knowledge produced by the justice