Toward a First Nations Cross-Cultural Science and Technology Curriculum

http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~kzak/documents/Aikenhead97-NOS.pdf

 

This article explores First Nations science curriculum from a cultural perspective.  It documents the stark contrast of nature  as seen by science and Aboriginal people. These differences are seen both socially, intellectually and how they associate with human action.  Typically science is seen as a Western philosophy, so in order for Aboriginal students to learn about western science it is seen as crossing cultural borders for them.  Aboriginal people would rather embrace and respect the mysteries of nature rather than conquer it and explain it.

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