Most frequently the term is applied to fiction which employs multiple narrators, often in opposition to each-other or to illuminate different elements of a plot, creating what is sometimes called a multiple narrative, or multi-narrative.
However, a similar concept is applied to historical process, in which multiple different perspectives are used to evaluate events. Educators have extended the concept and term to apply to techniques used to teach multiple disciplines, including social sciences, like economics and civics, and physical education.
A philosophical blueprint for how to become a multiperspective thinker is articulated by Piyush Mathur in an article titled "How to Become a Multi-perspective Thinker: The 7 Essentials."
- Mosaic novel - a genre of novel employing multiperspectivity
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