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Oral/traditional thought versus scientific/eurocentric thought: implications on indigenous Fijian and Indo - Fijian science learning and achievement in schools

Dakuidreketi, Mesake R. (2012) Oral/traditional thought versus scientific/eurocentric thought: implications on indigenous Fijian and Indo - Fijian science learning and achievement in schools. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 2 (10). pp. 95-101. ISSN 2162-139X

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    Abstract

    Scientific or Eurocentric way of thinking is very different from oral traditional way of thinking. In order to move from an oral to a scientific or Eurocentric oriented culture, it requires awareness of alternatives. In addition, writing and literacy is the main enabling conditions for the ignition of science. The implication is that a culture which is well used to literacy from past generations will have an advantage to school science learning as compared to a culture that remains significantly oral, and has had very few generations to adjust to the possible uses of writing. This could possibly explain the likely cause of differences in science achievement levels between Indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian students at school.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email mesake.rawaikela@usp.ac.fj
    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 10:44
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:25
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7113
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