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Failure and what to do next: Lessons from the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative

In this chapter, we identify lessons about cross-disciplinary practice from our experience in the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI). These include (1) the rich variety of ways failure can manifest in projects, (2) the need to learn from failure, especially in the context of cross-disciplinary research

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The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice

We wrote a book! It's the first-ever volume telling the entire story of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative.   Cross-disciplinary scientific collaboration is emerging as standard operating procedure for many scholarly research enterprises. And yet, the skill set needed for effective collaboration is neither taught nor mentored. The

Philosophical Dialogue as Field Philosophy

Successful collaboration requires effective communication. Differences in professional, disciplinary, or cultural background can create opportunities for innovative collaboration, but they also create challenges to free-flowing com­munication. What follows is an account of a collaborative effort to develop philosophical tools designed to help meet these challenges—tools

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Toolbox dialogues in the classroom for engagement and epistemic integration

Drawing on Pennock’s theory of scientific virtues, we are developing an alternative curriculum for training scientists in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) that emphasizes internal values rather than externally imposed rules. This approach focuses on the virtuous characteristics of scientists that lead to responsible