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Meerab K

Department of Anthropology, Iran


  • Review Article   
    The exchange of traditional and academic knowledge through intercultural scientific education
    Author(s): Meerab K*

    Negotiations of the conflicts and differences between knowledge systems are necessary for intercultural science education. We investigate the possibility for science education to serve as a bridge between conventional and modern knowledge, drawing on anthropological fieldwork and pedagogical interventions in two agricultural communities in Northeast Brazil. While academic information is prioritised in biology education, traditional knowledge influences agricultural activities and relationships with the environment in the villages of Coraço de Maria and Retiro. We examine the relationships between traditional and academic ecological knowledge in these communities and make the case that they can guide reflective practises in intercultural dialogue on the basis of philosophical discussions about "partial overlaps" between epistemologies, ontologies, and value systems. An.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/2276-6502.2023.81

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