Rethinking environmental education with the help of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge

Nesterova, Y. (2020) Rethinking environmental education with the help of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 54(4), pp. 1047-1052. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9752.12471)

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In recent years, Indigenous ecological knowledge has been receiving increased attention due to its potential to help address the devastating impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. Indigenous peoples in various contexts have become engaged in collaborative research projects with scientists and other experts to build environmentally sustainable societies. Environmental education has been another site for incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of knowing. This paper presents one such programme designed by the Bunun Indigenous group in Taiwan to support environmental learning and reconnection with the natural world of their group as well as other Indigenous and non‐Indigenous individuals willing to participate. While the programme's objective is learning with and from the natural environment (the lessons that can be adopted by non‐Indigenous groups), its other objectives include re‐building and strengthening Indigenous identities, cultures and ways of life, and potentially contributing to decolonisation of settler societies and reconciliation between groups.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nesterova, Dr Yulia
Authors: Nesterova, Y.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Journal of Philosophy of Education
ISSN (Online):1467-9752
Published Online:08 September 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Philosophy of Education 54(4):1047-1052
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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