Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel E29 (1 video; 12 papers, 5 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

Local knowledge and its (non-)integration in 'formal' education institutions
[initiated by the Grup d'Estudi de les Societats Africanes/Barcelona, University of Ilorin, MITDS, Bolgatanga]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
David Millar (Millar Institute For Transdisciplinary And Development Studies);
Taiwo Oloruntoba-Oju (University of Ilorin);
Albert Roca (University of Lleida).

Stream: E: Transdisciplinary debates
Start time: 1 February, 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 2

Long abstract:
In official curriculums of African schools and universities there is often a lot of resistance to include and use indigenous African knowledge : modes of knowledge - scientific and metaphysical, and modes of their transmission: through oral/informal forms, written/'formal' forms, through institutional and non-institutional routes, through language(s), the arts and through artefacts of indigenous science and technology. What are the experiences of attempts to bring these 'local' forms of knowledge together with 'formal' forms, especially in African universities?

12 Accepted papers:
1 pdf file present A Glocal Curricula: Integrating Global and Local Knowledge Systems in Higher Education

2 no pdf file present Globalism vs localism: the irony of local knowledge system in Africa

3 pdf file present Integrating African indigenous knowledge systems: towards policy changes and a bi-system curriculum in the academy

4 pdf file present Towards endogenous education, research and development: lessons from Ghana, India and Bolivia

5 pdf file present Covid-19, local knowledge and university training. A new opportunity

6 no pdf file present From history of science to history of knowledge: perspectives for Africanists

7 pdf file present Forgetting Alma Ata

8 no pdf file present Variation and resistance: new proverbial forms and the Nigerian academy

9 no pdf file present African pre-capitalist environmental cosmology and labour

10 no pdf file present Local knowledge and health in Africa: barriers and potential ways forward

11 no pdf file present Creating Indigenous languages to explain music concepts in African music

12 no pdf file present Local knowledge and its (non) integration in formal education institutions

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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