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ERIC Number: EJ994903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1492-6156
Western Science and Local Thai Wisdom: Using Museum Toys to Develop Bi-Gnosis
Kanhadilok, Peeranut; Watts, Mike
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v13 n1 p33-48 2013
This article focuses on some of the intersections of two worldviews: Western modern science and a Buddhism-based way of life in Thailand. It enters the debate on the place and practice of Indigenous forms of knowledge and the clashes with formal science education curricula. Our goal is "balanced bi-gnosis": the possession of, and proficiency in, two distinct knowledge systems, rejecting syncretic forms or integration of these knowledge systems. The examples discussed are drawn from Thailand's National Science Museum and, in particular, from the museum's work in the traditional Thai technology gallery using visitors' hands-on activities with toys. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand