Published December 31, 2020 | Version v1
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Reflections on the challenges facing the articulation ofX-disciplinaryknowledge (inSpanish)

  • 1. ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México


The writing starts from a central question: what are the reasons behind the distance

between the suggestive interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discourses or other

invitations for working the articulation of knowledge and the relative advances in its

implementation in universities? Although the challenges or obstacles to achieving

intertwined and pertinent knowledge are multiple, the article stops at some problems

related to the formation, production and circulation of knowledge. Namely, training for

X-disciplinarities, as Esteban Castro calls them; the lack of institutional and financial

resources available for its promotion; the difficulties related to the constitution of teams

that generate collective knowledge; the limited resources for mediation, negotiation and

agreements in the generation of collective knowledge among the actors involved in the

process; the lack of communication, dissemination and outreach for public advocacy;

and the lack of follow-up in the observations and study of complex problems to allow

adjustments to knowledge and proposals for action.



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