n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Indigenous knowledge icons, education and sustainable natural resource management

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1683-0296



Extracted from text ... 264 INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ICONS, EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT R.B. Toms Ethno-ecology, Transvaal Museum, P.O. Box 413, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa Toms@nfi.co.za http://www.nfi.org.za/Ethnobiology/ethno.htm Science in schools in Africa has generally been taught with little or no reference to IKS. This can lead to learners not having a frame of reference they can apply to concepts they learn at school and relate these to their own circumstances. An example of this in Biology is the teaching of complex life cycles without reference to indigenous examples, which are so well known in IKS that they could be regarded as IK ..

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