The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Award

The Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Journal Collection offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network.

Award Winner for Volume 10

Learning and Teaching Scholarship: Discovery across Disciplines

This article describes a community of practice in learning and teaching scholarship, spanning the social sciences, humanities and creative arts disciplines in an Australian university. Those in formal leadership roles for learning and teaching have adapted the “integrated scholarship” approach, which involves collaborative learning through practice, research, reflection and discovery. Using a comparative personal narrative methodology, we focus on stories of leading curriculum development and implementation. First, we explain the aims of the community of practice, in establishing a colloquial space to explore stories from practice in different disciplinary group contexts. Second, we present three stories from our practice, illustrating the influence of the disciplines on our leadership practice and language. Third, we compare the approaches, outcomes and reflections in the three contexts, with further reflection upon the implications of building relationships between disciplinary “world views” in the social sciences, humanities and creative arts. The article highlights that interdisciplinary thinking is integral to making creative connections for collaborative knowledge building, in exploring the scholarship of learning and teaching across disciplines.

Past Award Winners

Volume 9

Kids Come Last: The Effect of Family Law Involvement in Parental Alienation

Christine Giancarlo and Kara Rottmann, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, Volume 9, pp. 27-42


Volume 8

Migratory Fluxes and the Concentration of Foreign Manpower

Olga Achón Rodríguez, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, Volume 8, pp. 13-22


Volume 7

Ethics of Knowledge Translation: One Step Forward

Darquise Lafrenière, Thierry Hurlimann, Vincent Menuz, and Béatrice Godard, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, Volume 7, pp. 23-36


Volume 6

Beyond a Shadow of Doubt: The Psychological Nature of Dogmatism

J. J. Johnson, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 149-162


Volume 5

Revealing Clio’s Secrets: The Case for Historical Macromeasurement

Sean M. Clark, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp. 101-114


Volume 4

An Overdue Appraisal: The Need to Rethink Democracy Theory

Joleen Steyn-Kotze, The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp. 13-30