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Universities Canada, Canada Council, and numerous sources urge the development of creativity and innovation capacity by leveraging broad interdisciplinary approaches, collaboration, and partnerships and networking; however, the relational mechanics of working together on interdisciplinary teams and in combinatory partnerships remain equivocal. Drawing on health care practices of interprofessional education, the authors present three tenets, a currere of team collaboration. They offer eight collaboratively created ekphrastic poems written for a curated international touring printmakers’ art exhibition and use their poetry writing process as a generative learning strategy and example for explaining how to frame a path to authentic collaboration.
Keywords: Interdisciplinary research; Poetic inquiry; Ekphrasis; Collaborative research; Interprofessional education; Currere.
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