Indigenious knowledge or Traditional knowledge is very important in it`s context. Science has been practiced by various cultural groups long before modren technology was introduced. This we can gather from story telling, materials and prefomance. Native knowledge is a metaphor for what happens when humans experience and participate with the natural world. This incorporates knowledge of ecosystem relationships and code of ehtics governing appropriate use of the environment. The people possess ecological knowledge that is traditional in nature and depend extensively on this knowkedge for maintaining their relationship with animals and providing food from thier families. This is all gained from experience. Then natural laws are put in place. Native knowledge is not static hence morden science. Native knowledge has sacredness, livingness and soul fo the world. This all been stored and passed on to genrations by elders who are keepers of this native knowledge. This also helps the sustinance and survival of the cultural identity. Native knowledge is also evolving and new knowledge is generated from the the traditional knowledge hence morden science. Contemporary scientific knowledge denies the relevance of traditional knowledge and sees this knowledge as a means of denoting all that they know imposes a way of life on them that is shackled to the past and does not allow them to change. If this kind of knowledge can be used as a foundation to morden science in schools understanding of scientific concepts will be much easier as spontanious knowledge is recognised. If spontanious knowledge can be recognised this will inform and give new meaning and value to traditional and experimental knowledge. The richness and complexity of local knowledge systems derive principally from the fact that they incorporate, and are often the resolution of two very different world views.Therefore researchers cannot exclude any component of traditional knowledge when dealing with morden science. Morden Scientists or researchers just have to acknowledge whatever they incorporate from the past into the present.

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The value of idigenious knowledge and its relation to morden science

Nonceba Shoba   Albany Museum

Indigenious knowledge or Traditional knowledge is very important in it`s context. Science has been practiced by various cultural groups long before modren technology was introduced. This we can gather from story telling, materials and prefomance. Native knowledge is a metaphor for what happens when humans experience and participate with the natural world. This incorporates knowledge of ecosystem relationships and code of ehtics governing appropriate use of the environment. The people possess ecological knowledge that is traditional in nature and depend extensively on this knowkedge for maintaining their relationship with animals and providing food from thier families. This is all gained from experience. Then natural laws are put in place. Native knowledge is not static hence morden science. Native knowledge has sacredness, livingness and soul fo the world. This all been stored and passed on to genrations by elders who are keepers of this native knowledge. This also helps the sustinance and survival of the cultural identity. Native knowledge is also evolving and new knowledge is generated from the the traditional knowledge hence morden science. Contemporary scientific knowledge denies the relevance of traditional knowledge and sees this knowledge as a means of denoting all that they know imposes a way of life on them that is shackled to the past and does not allow them to change. If this kind of knowledge can be used as a foundation to morden science in schools understanding of scientific concepts will be much easier as spontanious knowledge is recognised. If spontanious knowledge can be recognised this will inform and give new meaning and value to traditional and experimental knowledge. The richness and complexity of local knowledge systems derive principally from the fact that they incorporate, and are often the resolution of two very different world views.Therefore researchers cannot exclude any component of traditional knowledge when dealing with morden science. Morden Scientists or researchers just have to acknowledge whatever they incorporate from the past into the present.

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