Indigenous Knowledges and Science Education: Complexities, Considerations and Praxis

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Desmarchelier, Renee. 2020. "Indigenous Knowledges and Science Education: Complexities, Considerations and Praxis." Steinberg, Shirley R. and Down, Barry (ed.) The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies Volume 1. United Kingdom. SAGE Publications Ltd. pp. 642-657
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Indigenous Knowledges and Science Education: Complexities, Considerations and Praxis

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3172
Book TitleThe SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies Volume 1
Authors
AuthorDesmarchelier, Renee
EditorsSteinberg, Shirley R. and Down, Barry
Volume1
Page Range642-657
Chapter Number56
Number of Pages16
Year2020
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781526411488
9781526486455
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526486455.n62
Web Address (URL)https://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-handbook-of-critical-pedagogies/i4099.xml
Abstract

The push to teach Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing through school curricula is not new. Many colonizer countries have government-based initiatives to purportedly better cater for Indigenous students through including Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in curriculum and pedagogy or to promote more understanding relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous populations. In particular, New Zealand, some jurisdictions in the United States, Australia and Canada have official initiatives that include Indigenous knowledges in the science curriculum (Aikenhead and Michell, 2011). These initiatives may receive large rhetorical support but little action and implementation in classrooms, particularly in ‘Whitestream’ (Grande, 2000) classrooms catering largely for non-Indigenous student populations.

KeywordsIndigenous knowledges, curriculum, science education, official knowledge
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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