Combining the Views of Both Worlds in Inuktitut: piqusiit tamainik katisugit - Place-based Science Education in Qikiqtani (2010)

This document describes several phases of a five-year project aimed at developing science education in the Canadian territory of Nunuvut. The project focused on understanding the school community’s goals for science education, and both the potential contributors and impediments to realizing those goals.

The authors examine three Inuit school communities, describing how they identified goals for Kindergarten-Grade 7 science education, and how they worked toward realizing those goals.

For the school communities, a major goal was to offer an educational experience that combines the knowledge, processes, and values of both western science and Inuit traditional knowledge, and to utilize both traditional and contemporary methods for implementing and evaluating the success of the project.

The authors point to several factors that can influence the achievement of school community aspirations for science education. The most crucial role was played by senior administrators and teachers in working collaboratively to ensure the achievement of the project’s goals.

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Brian Lewthwaite and Barbara McMillan. Combining the Views of Both Worlds in Inuktitut: piqusiit tamainik katisugit - Place-based Science Education in Qikiqtani 2010. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/combining/combining.pdf>
Brian Lewthwaite & Barbara McMillan (2010). Combining the Views of Both Worlds in Inuktitut: piqusiit tamainik katisugit - Place-based Science Education in Qikiqtani. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/combining/combining.pdf
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