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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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IRIBARRY, Isac Nikos. Approaching transdisciplinarity: some historical lines, foundations and applied principles to team work. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.3, pp.483-490. ISSN 0102-7972.

This article aims at presenting some conceptual and practical  approaches on transdisciplinarity. At first, all the made approaches will be presented in an alterned way with the theorical presentation of themes related to transdisciplinarity. Some practical illustrations of those concepts will be presented as well. The concept of disciplinarity and its derivations - multidisciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity - are examined in their differences, as well as in their consequences for establishing a relationship between different areas. Following that, some historical origins and foundations of transdisciplinarity will be presented. In the last part of this paper, the practical principles of team work in a case of transdisciplinarity will be discussed. Those principles are organized from the work carried out by the team work, the generation of new devices to foster familiarising of professionals from different areas, the readability and sharing of discourses, as well as  horizontal decision making.

Keywords : Disciplinarity; transdisciplinarity; team work.

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