The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice
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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 goal of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. This book, inspired by this initiative, presents dialogue-based methods designed to increase mutual understanding among collaborators so as to enhance the quality and productivity of cross-disciplinary collaboration. It provides a theoretical context, principal activities, and evidence for effectiveness that will assist readers in honing their collaborative skills.

 

Hubbs, G., O’Rourke, M., Orzack, S. H. (Eds.). (2020). The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 

 

Key Features

  • Introduces the Toolbox Dialogue method for improving cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Reviews the theoretical background of cross-disciplinary collaboration and considers the communication and integration challenges associated with such collaboration
  • Presents methods employed in workshop development and implementation
  • Uses various means to examine the effectiveness of team-building exercises

 

Full Citations for All Chapters

  1. Crowley, S., O’Rourke, M. (2020). Communication failure and cross-disciplinary research. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 1–16). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 
  2. O’Rourke, M., Crowley, S. (2020). How it works: The Toolbox dialogue method in practice. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 17–36). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  3. Hubbs, G. (2020). A narrative history of the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 37–47). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  4. Donovan, S. (2020). The landscape of challenges for cross-disciplinary activity. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 48–57). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  5. O’Rourke, M., Robinson, B. (2020). Communication and integration in cross-disciplinary activity. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 58–81). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  6. Gonnerman, C., Hubbs, G., Laursen, B. K., Malavisi, A. (2020). The power of philosophy. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 82–93). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  7. O’Rourke, M., Hall, T. E., Laursen, B. K. (2020). The power of dialogue. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 94–115). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  8. Rinkus, M. A., Vasko, S. E. (2020). Best practices for planning and running a Toolbox workshop. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 116–126). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  9. Robinson, B., Gonnerman, C. (2020). Enhancing cross-disciplinary science through philosophical dialogue: Evidence of improved group metacognition for effective collaboration. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 127–141). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  10. Rinkus, M. A., O’Rourke, M. (2020). Qualitative analyses of the effectiveness of Toolbox dialogues. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 142–161). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  11. Eigenbrode, S. D., Vasko, S. E., Malavisi, A., Laursen, B. K., O’Rourke, M. (2020). Future directions for the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 162–178). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  12. Hubbs, G., O’Rourke, M., Eigenbrode, S. D., Rinkus, M. A., Malavisi, A. (2020). Toolbox workshop case studies. In G. Hubbs, M. O’Rourke, and S. H. Orzack (Eds.), The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative: The Power of Cross-Disciplinary Practice (pp. 179–202). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

 

Date

September 11, 2020

Category

TDI Approach, TDI Contributions, TDI Theory, xD Facilitation