Examine the epistemology and cosmology of Indigenous knowledge

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Examine the epistemology and cosmology of Indigenous knowledge

Examine the epistemology and cosmology of Indigenous knowledge systems How can Indigenous knowledge systems be institutionalised for appropriate technology development?

Please note: The maximum word limit for the term paper is 2000 words**

Broad outline

Firstly, define what IKS is.

Secondly, what is cosmology? What is epistemology? Is IKS Personal and holistic? Does it embrace the principle of holism? Does it focus on the development of a human being as a whole person? Is cognitive knowledge valued? What about self – awareness, emotional growth, social growth, and spiritual development? Are they valued? Also, how do they differ from western epistemology?

Is it experiential?

Does it involve place based learning?

Is it intergenerational?

What is its learning spirit?

Thirdly, what is the cosmology of IKS? How does this worldview differ from Western world views?

• Can IKS contribute to appropriate technology that can assist local people?

• What are some of the technologies that have been underpinned by IKS? Cite examples from various fields.

• What can government, researchers and other stakeholders do to mainstream IKS in solving development challenges especially in third world countries? In agriculture, health, climate change etc.?

• Lastly, how can IKS be popularized and made acceptable by all? Also, the formatting of any typed assignment must be: Arial, 12 font size, 1½ line spacing, the alignment justified and UK spelling.

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