Final Final Post

     The disciplines are something that we discussed into great detail this semester. Well, because that’s what this class was about– creating your discipline and learning the extent of which they can be used and viewed. The importance of these disciplines have shown me that every one should be upheld with a positive attitude, going told with he idea that we should expand our knowledge to the greatest extent. The history of the disciplines, the OER available, and disciplinarily/multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary are all things that I want to take with me into the future.  

     Disciplines began to be categorized into fields long ago, but has had its best first development in Greek times. Greek philosophers roamed the earth, as they roamed across the astral imagination of the endless plains of our thoughts. The fact of the matter is this: the basic concepts of upholding certain studies above others help gave root to the countless disciplines we know and see today. It all started with theories and questions. Disciplines took early root with basic concepts, such as: mind and body, and differentiating math from English from music (especially in Athens and Sparta). During this renowned time for thought and expansion on what our minds know, they even categorized music as its own powerful subject to be taught, being as important as math and science. Back then they believed that empowering the people was crucial, a lot like today’s views. Many of the ideals that were conveyed and theorized back then still hold true today. Especially in the context of education. Giving knowledge to the people is important, and humanizing individuals is a right– power to the people, and knowledge is power. 

     From the reading  “Tech and IDS: A Short Reflection on Three Readings, by an IDS Major”, by Ayla Steere, “The unlimited resources available to scholars for advanced grow and development in learning, is remarkable.” Steere speaks the truth. Alongside with those old Greek philosophies on education, the outcome of structuring disciplines, and the endless knowledge of OER that are becoming available, people nowadays have the power. OER caught my eye this semester, and let me tell you why. The virtual web, a place where anybody can talk to anybody, anybody can ultimately find information on anything. I want to keep with me that knowledge and remember that I am fortunate to have the availability to access OER resources. They are at my disposal, and will return to them frequently.

    Disciplinarily: concerning or enforcing discipline. Interdisciplinary: relating to more than one branch of knowledge. Multidisciplinary: combining or involving several academic disciplines or professional specializations in an approach to a topic or problem. The difference between these are small, but the knowledge that can be branched off of these words is limitless. I’ve learned that many things in life are a combination of multiple disciplines, and my approach at attempting to learn about something will require me to apply one or more disciplines. The categorization and process of combining disciplines is something that I want to bring with me after this class.

     The disciplines are something that we discussed into great detail this semester. Well, because that’s what this class was about– creating your discipline and learning the extent of which they can be used and viewed. These things discussed are topics that I want to carry with me for the rest of my academic journey, as they will aid me the rest of the way. I made my major with disciplines, and I will continue to do research and those disciplines and many more. I am not limited to the two or three I combined to make my major, but rather now a master of understanding the concepts of disciplines, and how all knowledge revolves around not one, but all. 

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  1. Thanks for writing this, Kyle — you’ve got a great grasp on the concepts, and I hope that you are able to make them serve you well in your non-IDS courses. It’s been a lot of fun to read your work this term and to see the progress of your ideas.

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