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1. Why Disiciplinarity? Frances Christie & Karl Maton 2. Through others' eyes: the fate of disciplines Johan Muller 3. Bridging troubled waters: interdisciplinarity and what makes it stick J.R. Martin 4. Theories and things: the semantics of disciplinarity Karl Maton 5. Making the break: disciplines and interdisciplinarity Rob Moore 6. Writing discipline: comparing inscriptions of knowledge and knowers in academic writing Susan Hood 7. Absenting discipline: constructivist approaches in online teaching Rainbow Tsai-Hung Chen, Karl Maton & Bennett 8. Discipline and freedom in early childhood education Susan Feez 9. Disciplinarity and school subject English Frances Christie & Macken-Horarik 10. Supporting disciplinary learning through language analysis: developing historical literacy Mary Schleppegrell 11. The semantic hyperspace: accumulating mathematical knowledge across semiotic resources and modes Kay O'Hallaran . 12. Social Studies Disciplinary Knowledge: Tensions between state curriculum and national assessment requirements Beryl Exley &Parlo Singh Index

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Demonstrates how significant disciplinarity is to understanding different forms of knowledge and improving educational practice.

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Frances Christie is Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. Karl Maton is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney, Australia.


'A timely and challenging text that brings together cutting edge thinking on disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity by leading social realist scholars and work on functional linguistics inspired by Halliday and Hasan.' -- John Beck, Director of Studies in Education, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK

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