Bringing IPY science home: Engaging northern classrooms and communities for education and outreach
As the International Polar Year draws to a close, understanding how to share important findings with northern communities is needed. There is also a need for locally-informed educational materials that meet the objectives of northern educational curriculum. We developed best practices for engaging northern communities in education and outreach. The pedagogical approach of integrative science was determined to be a particularly effective method to engage students in western and traditional science on the topic of vegetation and climate change. Also known as bi-culturality or 'two-eyed seeing', this method recognizes the strengths of two worldviews, in this case western and Indigenous sciences. This approach provides culturally appropriate and pedagogically suitable ways to disseminate key scientific findings, methods and cultural knowledge to northern students.
Dalhousie University, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School, Old Crow, Vuntut Gwitchin Government Heritage Department, Vuntut Gwitchin Government Department of Natural Resources
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Oslo Science Conference