Interdisciplinarity in the University Colleges: Versions of interprofessional responsibility

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The chapter argues that the concept of interdisciplinarity has been replaced by the concept of interprofessionalism, as a purposeful going across and beyond professional and disciplinary boundaries, in the University Colleges in Denmark, since the beginning of the millennial. The chapter explores interprofessionalism as a material-discursive phenomenon and proposes an analytical strategy for unfolding how different versions of the same educational phenomenon emerge. The analysis unfolds how interprofessionalism emerges as two different versions of itself in interprofessional modules. Versions that enact different appropriate ways of practicing an interprofessional responsibility for the future professionals. The versions of interprofessionalism guides and are suggestive of the responsibilities future professionals should recognise as theirs, for them to be recognised by others, as appropriate interprofessional practitioners. The chapter concludes by discussing the complex forms of responsibility that these coexisting versions of interprofessionalism implies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Configurations of Interdisciplinarity Within Education : Danish Experiences in a Global Educational Space
Number of pages25
Place of PublicationOxon
Publication date1 Jan 2022
ISBN (Print)9780367537616
ISBN (Electronic)9781000640151
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
SeriesRoutledge Research in International and Comparative Education


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