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IJIET 2020 Vol.10(2): 127-134 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.2.1351

Progress, Hotspots and Trends of International Interdisciplinary Education Research in the Past 30 Years — Visualization Analysis of Journal Papers Based on WoS

Wei Lina, Zhang Wei, and Qu Chen

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: 291702@zju.edu.cn).
Wei Zhang is with School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hang Zhou, China (e-mail: zhangwei2015@zju.edu.cn).
Qu Chen is with Zhejiang University, Hang Zhou, China (e-mail: 11822025@zju.edu.cn).


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).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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