Indigenous Ways of Knowing


All students deserve a quality education, one that benefits from the contributions of the original peoples on the land they now call home.

Indigenous knowledges are living ways of making sense of the world embedded in community practices, rituals and relationships.

This module explores Indigenous ways of knowing towards enriching education.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

Module Topics

You will explore the following topics in this module:

1. What is Indigenous knowledge?
2. Characteristics of Indigenous knowledge
3. Sources of Indigenous knowledge
4. Indigenous axiology: values and ethics
5. Indigenous knowledge and Western science side by side
6. Indigenous knowledge and learning: Reimagining education
7. Suggested activities


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