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dc.contributor.author Utete, Christina N.
dc.contributor.author Ilukena, Alex M.
dc.contributor.author Sindano, Gerson
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T14:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T14:17:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Utete, C., Ilukena, A., & Sindano, G. (2017). Exploring how modern sciences impede the development of indigenous knowledge (IK) [Ethno-science and Ethno-mathematics] in the Kavango East region: a case study. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(2), 69-88. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2130
dc.description.abstract The analysis of this research paper is drawn from theoretical framework that indicates the relationship between modern science and Indigenous Knowledge (IK) in their different environments. The focus of this study was to establish the relationship between modern science and indigenous knowledge (IK), particularly how modern science has become dominant over IK. This seems to have resulted in many IK systems becoming extinct and redundant. The significance of this study is to contribute to the existing scientific body of knowledge since there seems to be dearth of IK documented information. It also creates awareness on the existence of traditional methods and skills that were used and still being used in their livelihood. In addition, the research paper provides explanation on the importance of the IK in relation to modern science. In the same vein the research paper draws parallel lines among the ethno-sciences, ethno-ma-thematics and modern science. Since the paper focuses on ethno-sciences and ethno-mathematics, learning systems of imparting knowledge were meticulously investigated. This paper places IK at the center of the knowledge creation instead of being an obstacle to the development of contemporary science and mathematics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Modern sciences en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.title Exploring how modern sciences impede the development of indigenous knowledge (IK) [Ethno-science and Ethno-mathematics] in the Kavango East region: a case study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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