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About Our Project

The Interdisciplinary Studies Project is a multi-year research project at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Our group examines the nature of interdisciplinary work conducted by researchers, funding agencies, higher education faculty and K-12 teachers working in experienced programs and institutions.

We seek to advance an empirical understanding of the cognitive, epistemological, social and emotional dimensions of interdisciplinary work by examining best practices in research, collaboration, teaching, learning and assessment. Our results inform the development of practical frameworks and tools to guide quality interdisciplinary research and education.

In this site you will find a description of past and current studies as well as a series of papers emerging from the projects' work which are available for download. Welcome to our site!

Principal Investigators: Veronica Boix Mansilla (ongoing) and Howard Gardner (for project phase one)