Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature : 9780132105576

Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature

Aikenhead, Glen & Michell, Herman
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780132105576
ISBN 10
 
0132105578
Published
 
01/01/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Canada
Pages
 
196
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$48.99
 
 
 
Description

Scientists and science educators are beginning to recognise the importance and place of traditional Indigenous knowledge in our understanding of the natural world.

In Bridging Cultures, Glen Aikenhead and Herman Michell validate the role of traditional knowledge in the school science curriculum. Science teachers will find it a fascinating and informative book, sure to impact their teaching, regardless of the makeup of their student bodies. And, it should be considered an essential tool for teachers of Indigenous students whose identities and worldviews have rarely been recognised in the science classroom.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Reasons for Placing Indigenous Knowledge in School Science
  • Chapter 3 Eurocentric Science: Background
  • Chapter 4 Eurocentric Sciences
  • Chapter 5 Indigenous Knowledge: Background
  • Chapter 6 Indigenous Ways of Living in Nature
  • Chapter 7 Comparing the Two Ways of Knowing Nature
  • Chapter 8 Building Bridges: General Advice for Teachers