Framing Theoretical/Conceptual Frameworks and Research Processes in African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Everyday Experiences

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Title Framing Theoretical/Conceptual Frameworks and Research Processes in African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Everyday Experiences
 
Creator Banda, Felix
Banda, Dennis
 
Description This article shows how indigenous knowledge systems and everyday experiences can be used to scaffold theoretical and analytical frameworks as well as to teach aspects of research processes and procedures in a non-intimidating way. We use everyday African experiences and proverbs to show that production of new knowledge does not have to be in English and associated exogenous culture; rather it will be more expedient and have lifelong impact on students if expressed in familiar language practices and knowledge systems. Eurocentric-based epistemologies and knowledge systems will only have profound meaning in Africa if framed in and expressed through local indigenous knowledge systems. We conclude that there is need for research protocols and theoretical/analytical frameworks to be filtered through African socio-cultural contexts and knowledge systems for comprehensive and culturally-relevant meaning making. This would dispel the current obsession with ritualized research, the mysticism associated with Eurocentric research, and perceptions that only formally-educated people are eligible to do research.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
Contributor
 
Date 2019-01-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/156
10.5195/ehe.2018.156
 
Source Excellence in Higher Education; Vol 8-9, (2017-2018); 14-22
2153-9677
2153-9669
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/156/136
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Felix Banda, Dennis Banda
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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