Die insluiting van inheemse kennis in die wetenskapklaskamer: ’n betoog vanuit die kulltuurhistoriese aktiwiteitsteorie
De Beer, Josef J.
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This article provides a theoretical argument for the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in the science classroom by using Engeström’s thirdgeneration cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) as lens. The basic premise is that the learner enters the classroom with indigenous knowledge. By being sensitive to this embodied and situated cognition of the learner, the teacher may use indigenous knowledge as an effective entry point to make the abstract science curriculum more accessible and relevant to the learner. Through CHAT as a lens, various factors are identified that prevent the promotion of indigenous knowledge in the school curriculum.
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