Indigenous Knowledges and Ways of Knowing for a Sustainable Living

Moore, S. J. and Nesterova, Y. (2020) Indigenous Knowledges and Ways of Knowing for a Sustainable Living. Documentation. UNESCO, Paris.

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Indigenous peoples are Guardians of the Earth and their traditionally sustainable and biocentric approaches to being, living, learning, relating and engaging with others support communities to grow towards futures that are joyful, happy and inclusive. In this paper, we imagine futures that support Indigenous knowledge systems, ways of knowing, sharing, learning and growing. Indeed, this paper demonstrates how Indigenous knowledges and approaches can secure sustainable, inclusive and equitable futures. It features five case studies that model successful educational programmes where Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of knowing are enacted in policy and practise. It acknowledges the diversity of Indigenous knowledge systems but also explores commonalities amongst Indigenous thinking and custodial knowledges. It presents ways in which the world can reorient education, teaching and learning to become more holistic, relatable, resilient, and adaptive.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Documentation)
Additional Information:Paper commissioned for theUNESCOFutures of Education report (forthcoming, 2021).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nesterova, Dr Yulia
Authors: Moore, S. J., and Nesterova, Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education

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