The practice of combining knowledge across disciplinary boundaries and collaborating with diverse specialists in order to tackle complex problems.
There's an unusual and demanding arts and science degree in knowledge integration offered at the University of Waterloo. However, having a piano doesn't make you a musician.
"When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book?" — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
When I graduate from med school, I will be trained to practice medicine. Whether I'm any good at it depends on me and how I study, work and learn. When I graduate from Knowledge Integration I will be trained to collaborate with peers from many disciplines.