Vocabulary building is important on many different levels; it allows us the opportunity to express ourselves, express our ideas and connect in a meaningful way with others. Reading also has an additional benefit, it is good for your health! It lowers stress, creates tranquility, improves imagination, and increases focus, just to name a few! In her TED Talk below, Kelly Corrigan outlines other benefits to building vocabulary:
As a student in Creative Action, you will be introduced to a new vocabulary that is commonly used in the field of community engaged practices, trans-disciplinary team work and social design practices. We encourage you to study and become familiar with these words, include them in your paper, projects and conversations and use then to empathize and connect with others. We echo Hellen Keller, when she stated:
Case Study: http://www.pressacademia.org/definition-of-case-study/
Commitment to Solutions
Framing the Challenge: How Might We?
Increasing Common Knowledge
Inter-disciplinary Research: is any study or group of studies undertaken by scholars from two or more distinct scientific disciplines. The research is based upon a conceptual model that links or integrates theoretical frameworks from those disciplines, uses study design and methodology that is not limited to any one field, and requires the use of perspectives and skills of the involved disciplines throughout multiple phases of the research process.1
Learning from Failure
Trans-disciplinary Research: is defined as research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem.