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What is Indigenous Knowledge System

The Formation of Intellectual Capital and Its Ability to Transform Higher Education Institutions and the Knowledge Society
It is a universally accepted knowledge system that value and acknowledge generated through cultural, historical, and social interaction.
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Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in the Higher Education Sector for the Advancement of African Scholarship
Ndwakhulu Stephen Tshishonga (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8461-2.ch011
This chapter argues that IKS could be used as a framework upon which African scholarship could be claimed and advanced without overlooking the importance and relevance of other knowledge systems. This framework can break superior-inferior, developed-underdeveloped binaries while keeping in mind the core mandate of education, especially in producing skills and a competent and knowledge-based society capable of dealing with both local and international challenges. The academic socialization on IKS would rather require an integrated approach to research which is also interdisciplinary in nature and aimed at interfacing other knowledge systems. This chapter is based on IKS case studies drawn from South African universities. Data obtained from interviews with experts and practitioners in the IKS sector will be engaged to enrich the debates in this chapter.
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Handling of Sexually Offensive Expressions on Zimbabwe's Selected Radio Stations
is a situational, culture and context-specific, dynamic and adaptive body of knowledge which embodies specific norms, values and mental constructs that guide, organise and control a particular people’s lives and how they view the world. It is shared knowledge, skills, and attitudes that belong to a community that arose from personal and community experiences (Dei, Hall & Rosenburg, 2000; Ocholla & Onyancha, 2005 ; Shizha, 2007 ).
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