Importance Of Tokenism In Science
116) We as teachers need to know that no one view of science is more valuable than another and that Western science and Indigenous knowledge both have academic purposes. (pg. 118) Another way to teach Indigenous knowledges in a way that does not seem like tokenism found in the article titled “Animating Indigenous Knowledges in Science Education” by Janine Metallic and Gale Seiler involves the idea of what a classroom looks like when Indigenous knowledges are implemented in a proper way and education become decolonized. The first is bringing in real life experiences and using one’s own experiences to teach. This is hard when many of the teachers in this province are not indigenous so to bring in real life experiences, teachers can use what they know of real cultural knowledges of Indigenous people, such as a talking circle and teaching to respect elders as Indigenous people are taught to do. (pg.121- 122) The talking circles can be used for students to share their own cultural experiences in Indigenous sciences and when students do that it helps the students to look at science through multiple perspectives. (pg.