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Comparisons Between Traditional and Scientific Knowledge
These two tables compare and contrast knowledge styles and usage of indigenous and scientific knowledge. Knowledge styles are compared based on assumptions made, oral versus written traditions, experience versus formal teaching, and others. Comparisons of in-use attributes include length of time required for acquisition, use in prediction, types of modeling, and bases for explanations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • History and philosophy of science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Alaska Native Science Commission.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLISR-000-000-000-083
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'What is Traditional Knowledge?'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Alaska Native Science Commission