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Title Knowing home Book 1 : braiding Indigenous science with western science / edited by Gloria Snively and Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams.

Imprint Victoria, BC : University of Victoria, 2016.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource
Note Open Access Collection.
Summary "Since Indigenous peoples have developed time-proven approaches to sustaining both community and environment, Elders and young people are concerned that this rich legacy of Indigenous Science with its wealth of environmental knowledge and the wisdom of previous generations could disappear if it is not respected, studied and understood by today's children and youth. A perspective where relationships between home place and all other beings that inhabit the earth is vitally important to all residents - both inheritors of ancient Indigenous Knowledge and wisdom, and newcomers who can experience the engagement, joy and promise of science instilled with a sense of place. This book takes a step forward toward preserving and actively using the knowledge, stories, and lessons for today and future generations, and with it a worldview that informs everyday attitudes toward the earth. Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science is far more than a set of research papers or curriculum studies. The project outputs include both, but they are incorporated into a theoretical structure that can provide the methodological basis for future efforts that attempt to develop culturally responsive Indigenous Science curricula in home places. It is not just one or two angels to organize, but multiple interwoven approaches and cases that give this project its exceptional importance. Thus, the project outputs have been organized into two books. Book 1 provides an overview of why traditional knowledge and wisdom should be included in the science curriculum, a window into the science and technologies of the Indigenous peoples who live in Northwestern North America, Indigenous worldview, culturally responsive teaching strategies and curriculum models, and evaluative techniques. It is intended that the rich examples and cases, combined with the resources listed in the appendices, will enable teachers and students to explore Indigenous Science examples in the classroom; and in addition, support the development of culturally appropriate curriculum projects."--BC Campus website.
Issued By Made available online by British Columbia Open Campus.
Contents I. Theoretical, Historical and Epistemological Foundations -- Chapter 1 -- Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science -- Chapter 2 -- Why Transforming the Science Curriculum is Necessary for Aboriginal Students -- Chapter 3 -- "Coming to Know": A Framework for Indigenous Science Education -- Chapter 4 -- Creating Change: Instructional Strategies, Teacher Education, Teaching Science in Rural Aboriginal and Urban Multicultural Schools -- Chapter 5 -- Representations of Indigenous Science in Textbooks, Curriculum Resources, and Government Documents -- II. Understanding and Acknowledging Indigenous Science -- Chapter 6 -- Indigenous Science: Proven, Practical and Timeless -- Chapter 7 -- A Window into the Indigenous Science of Some Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America -- III. Understanding Children's Ideas, Beliefs and Worldviews -- Chapter 8 -- When Uncles Become Killer Whales: Bridging Indigenous Science, Western Science and Worldviews -- Chapter 9 -- Changing Students' Perceptions of Scientists, the Work of Scientists, and Who Does Science -- IV. Indigenous Science Curriculum -- Chapter 10 -- Seasonal Wheel -- Chapter 11 -- Money from the Sea: A Cross-cultural Indigenous Science Problem-solving Activity -- Chapter 12 -- Dzaxwan (Oolichan Fish): Stories my Elders Told Me -- Chapter 13 -- Gwaya'elas, How We Do Things: The Development and Evaluation of Dzaxwan Curriculum -- Chapter 14 -- Storytelling is our Textbook and Curriculum Guide -- Chapter 15 -- Gitga'at Plant Project: Bridging the Gap between Generations
Local Note Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Textbooks
Promoted: Local to Global Cooperative Open Textbook Library
Subject Ethnoscience -- Textbooks.
Ethnic group.
First language.
Indexed Term Open Access Collection.
BC Open Campus.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Snively, Gloria, 1943-
Williams, Wanosts'a7 Lorna.