Embracing Indigenous Knowledge in Science and Medical Teaching by Mariana G. HewsonEmbracing Indigenous Knowledge in Science and Medical Teaching by Mariana G. Hewson

Embracing Indigenous Knowledge in Science and Medical Teaching

byMariana G. Hewson

Hardcover | September 29, 2014

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The focus of the book is on different ways of knowing: the western scientific way (reductionist, dualistic and materialist) versus the indigenous approach (holistic, non-dualistic, and spiritual). It discusses both science and medicine in the context of the challenges experienced in introducing science and medicine into Africa through imperialism, colonization, and globalization. It looks at selected indigenous African paradigms, the dominant western paradigms, and the practitioners that represent these practices. The book deals with questions concerning compatibility and incompatibility of different ways of knowing and delves into epistemological stances, and the assumptions underlying these epistemologies. The volume investigates whether, and how a person can accommodate different epistemologies, and the nature of such accommodations.
Title:Embracing Indigenous Knowledge in Science and Medical TeachingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:156 pagesPublished:September 29, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401792992

ISBN - 13:9789401792998

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Table of Contents

Prologue.- Chapter 1: Different Ways of Knowing.- SECTION B: SCIENCE EDUCATION.- Chapter 2: History of Science Teaching in Southern Africa.- Chapter 3: Teaching Science in Southern Africa.- SECTION C: MEDICAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE.- Chapter 4: Challenges of Medicine Across the Cultural Divide.- Chapter 5: African Healing and Traditional Healers.- Chapter 6: Educating Traditional Healers.- SECTION D: IMPLICATIONS FOR SCIENCE AND CLINICAL TEACHING.- Chapter 7: Research on Indigenous Knowledge in South Africa and Lesotho.- Chapter 8: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge with Science Teaching.- Chapter 9: Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Clinical Teaching.- SECTION E: FINALE.- Chapter 10: Epilogue.- VIDEO: We Can Teach the Children.- Index.