The use of digital video as a learning tool for documenting and reflecting aboriginal knowledge with respect to science

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2009-09-14T17:54:14Z

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Lyall, John

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The nexus that exists between Aboriginal ways of knowing and Western modern science provided the setting for this research project. It investigated the process of using digital film as a learning tool in the documentation and reflection of Aboriginal knowledge with respect to science. It used Participatory Action Research (PAR) as the research methodology, specifically students engaged in creating films on topics of their choice with respect to Aboriginal knowledge and science. The findings emerged into two themes; one focused on the traits of Aboriginal knowledge and its knowledge transfer systems; the other on the traits that encompass the use of digital film in the learning process, and the capacity development that accompanies it.

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Aboriginal knowledge, Science, Digital film, Knowledge transfer

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