Culturally responsive teaching of science in Canadian indigenous settings

Lewthwaite, Brian (2014) Culturally responsive teaching of science in Canadian indigenous settings. In: Gunstone, Richard, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Science Education. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-5.

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[Extract] Although the science education literature has given attention to the importance of recognizing Indigenous knowledge systems in school science, less attention has been given to the teaching practices that should accompany this knowledge system inclusion and the processes that might accelerate these changes to curricula, including teaching practice. More recent developments in Canada's three most northern territories, the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories (NWT), and Nunavut, draw attention to how political changes have potential for accelerating practices in education, and science education, specifically, that are responsive to Indigenous people's cultural knowledge systems and practices. In contrast to other provincial jurisdictions in Canada, treaties were historically never negotiated in these northern territories.

Item ID: 35189
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-94-007-6165-0
Keywords: knowledge, learning, science
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 01:21
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 100%
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