|Ethnobotany Segue to Science Education
for segue forms (.pdf) see attachment section below
- Demonstrate that there are often (or can be) similarities between the teaching students science and the traditional transfer of knowledge from one generation to another.
- Develop an appreciation for traditional knowledge transfer methodologies.
- Evaluate science teaching from the perspective of traditional knowledge transfer practices.
- Gain an appreciation for the techniques and relevance of traditional methods of passing knowledge from one generation to another.
- Understand the role of the teacher in mediating knowledge transfer.
- Develop skills that help in knowledge transfer, in the context of both traditional and modern knowledge.
Ethnobotany Segue Experience
- Learn about traditional methods of passing traditional knowledge from one generation to another.
- Learn about methods used to teach science in modern educational systems.
- Compare and contrast traditional and modern knowledge transfer systems.
- Examine topics in traditional knowledge transfer and evaluate their relevance in society today.
- Learn and apply organized methodologies of interviewing multiple generations to determine their sources of information and the methodologies used in knowledge transfer.
- Analyze data to determine if a group has a cultural consensus regarding knowledge transfer practices.
- Practice learning a specific subject using a traditional knowledge transfer process.
- Evaluate the efficiency and efficacy of the knowledge transfer process.
- Assess how traditional knowledge transfer processes might apply to modern problems of learning.
Other Science Components
- Compare and contrast cultural differences in knowledge transfer processes.
- Examine adaptations of modern technology, such as computer-based collaboration, as a way to implement traditional knowledge transfer processes.
- Evaluate the impact of the mass storage and easy retrieval of information (i.e., the Internet) on the need for traditional knowledge transfer systems.
Other Science Practitioners
- Computer and Information Science: collaborative systems, information storage and retrieval
- Educational Technology:
- Science Education: Curriculum development, educational standards
Other Science Courses
- ICS 101 (Tools for the Information Age)
|Funded by National Science Foundation Grant Award Number DUE06-18690