Abstract—In recent years, interdisciplinary education has
become the focus of world education reform because of its
effective response to building a world-class university. In order
to explore the research context of interdisciplinary education,
this paper takes the 1988-2018 international interdisciplinary
education research literature included in the Web of Science
(WOS) database as the research object, combined with
scientific map analysis and analysis of classical literature
research for international interdisciplinary in the past 30 years.
The overall situation, hotspot frontiers and evolutionary
characteristics of educational research. The research indicates
that the core academic journals that focus on their
achievements have not yet been formed in the field of
interdisciplinary education research; the core research scholars
mainly come from the United States and Northern Europe,
which basically form the characteristics of “big center, small
diffusion” research institutions; their research focuses on
interdisciplinary research. Professional degree setting,
interdisciplinary medicine/engineering education, sustainable
education, etc.: The research frontier focuses on STEM
education, primary and secondary education, and intelligent
teaching. Through the traditional literature combing and time
zone co-occurrence clustering visualization, the evolutionary
characteristics of interdisciplinary education research are
summarized as follows: from instrumental interdisciplinary
integration research to interdisciplinary thinking cognition
research; from single interdisciplinary subject research to
multi-subject research; Quantitative research methods are
combined with quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Index Terms—Interdisciplinary education, research progress, research hotspots, visual analysis.
Lina Wei is with Institute of China's Science,Technology and Education Policy, Zhejiang University, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wei Zhang is with School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hang Zhou, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Qu Chen is with Zhejiang University, Hang Zhou, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Wei Lina, Zhang Wei, and Qu Chen, "Progress, Hotspots and Trends of International Interdisciplinary Education Research in the Past 30 Years — Visualization Analysis of Journal Papers Based on WoS," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 127-134, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).