Indigenous students in school science

Chigeza, Philemon (2007) Indigenous students in school science. Teaching Science, 53 (2). pp. 10-15.

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Abstract

This paper acknowledges that indigenous students' everyday ways of understanding and school science ways of understanding are often very different. Examples from research conducted in different countries around the world are used to suggest smoother ways for indigenous students to cross the border from everyday ways of knowing, to school science ways of knowing. The theory of constructivism and context-based approaches to science learning are used to inform these approaches to smoother border crossings.

Item ID: 2266
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: science education
ISSN: 1449-6313
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 06:49
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
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