How Do You Learn Multidisciplinary Idea?

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Shigehiro Hashimoto (2015)
  • Publisher: International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics
  • Journal: Journal of Systemics (issn: 1690-4524)
  • Subject: Information technology | Multidisciplinary Idea | Biomedical Engineering | P87-96 | T58.5-58.64 | Communication. Mass media | Students and Cross-cultural Seminar | Learning
    acm: ComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUS

The way how to learn multidisciplinary ideas has been discussed. Biomedical engineering is exemplified for a multidisciplinary field. "Biomedical Engineering" makes a multidisciplinary research area, which includes biology, medicine, engineering and others. The cross-cultural student seminars on biomedical engineering have been exemplified as the case studies. In the group fieldwork, students were divided into small groups. Each group visited the university hospital to find research topics related to biomedical engineering as the fieldwork by the cross cultural group. Students pointed out several topics related to the multidisciplinary field, which includes mechanics, informatics, and systemics. They have learned how to communicate with people, who has variety of cultural backgrounds. Through the training, students realized another way of thinking, which stands on another base of idea. The process is effective to master multidisciplinary ideas.
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