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What is Indigenous Education

Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries
A type of education that is passed on from parents, grandparents or the community to children outside of formal schooling. This is where history, culture, religion, mores, tradition, life skills, and some gender based skills are imparted to the next generation.
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Communities of Practice and Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study of Empowering Women in Processing Shea Butter Using Scientific Animations
Anne Namatsi Lutomia (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) and Julia Bello-Bravo (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0838-0.ch012
This chapter contributes to critical inquiry literature regarding various ways that indigenous knowledge intersects with technology, especially in regards to female knowledge systems. Using Lave and Wenger's community of practice framework, this chapter illustrates how animations assist women in knowledge sharing on best practices in shea butter processing. Making use of state of the art technology, “Scientific Animations Without Borders” (SAWBO) proposes a new approach to capture, preserve and share indigenous knowledge globally. This program creates short animations showing scientific best practices, while still incorporating indigenous knowledge. These animations can be viewed with video capable cell-phones or on portable projection systems. This approach has the potential to keep indigenous and local knowledge alive, and allow for its spread across geopolitical, cultural and linguistic borders. Through this case study of shea producers, the authors examine how video animations provide a mechanism that amplifies traditional knowledge sharing through new technologies.
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Response to Education Setback in Kenya Through Indigenous African Teaching Approaches and Resources: A Tale Told From Two Perspectives – Western and Kenyan
The means of passing along the traditions, culture, values, stories, and ways of life of a traditional culture. It is usually oral and handed down from one generation to the next in informal ways. It happens is contrasted with formal education which happens in a school setting.
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