Curating indigenous knowledge and practices for sustainable development: possibilities for a socio-ecologically-minded university

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Che, C. 2019. Curating indigenous knowledge and practices for sustainable development: possibilities for a socio-ecologically-minded university. Sustainability. 11 (15), pp. 2-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154244
AuthorsChe, C.
Abstract

Higher education continues to play an integral role in fostering regional development and this is underpinned by the concept that universities possess a social responsibility as proponents of progress in relation to society’s socio-economic, political and environmental challenges. Different approaches have been articulated but none seems to provide a useful framework to support African universities’ contribution to development in their regions. This paper interrogates the idea of the ecological university and moves on to posit the possibility for a socio-ecological premise to meet environmental and societal needs, based on a symbiotic relationship between indigenous practices and a university’s capacity to engender sustainable development. Findings from an in-depth analysis of participants’ transcripts drawn from qualitative responses depict indigenous knowledge and practices which can galvanise environmental and societal sustainability, and bring to the fore the idea of the socio-ecologically-minded universi

KeywordsIndigenous knowledge; higher education; sustainable development; socio-ecologicallyminded university
Year2019
JournalSustainability
Journal citation11 (15), pp. 2-11
PublisherMDPI
ISSN2071-1050
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154244
Related URLhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/15/4244
FunderUniversity of Nottingham
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Print06 Aug 2019
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Deposited08 Oct 2019
Accepted23 Jul 2019
Output statusPublished
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ContributorsMbah, M.
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