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Title: A framework for local knowledge preservation and transmittance
Author: Lakareber, Janet
Awarding Body: London South Bank University
Current Institution: London South Bank University
Date of Award: 2013
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The term local knowledge is still not very popular in the world of academia. Yet this is a primary knowledge that individuals acquire from parents/guardians and society. Local knowledge is embedded in mother tongue languages; and each community has a sense of ownership towards it. Accessibility as well as transmittance of local knowledge requires acquaintance with mother tongue languages plus their environments. Unfortunately current studies show that many world languages are getting extinct. This means vast amounts of local knowledge would not be available for future posterity. Language revitalization projects have so far failed due to lack of communities’ involvement coupled with lack of understanding communities’ languages and cultures. This inquiry has proposed a framework called Community Specific Pedagogical Framework (CSPF) to help capture local knowledge traditionally and technologically. CSPF serves to highlight the pedagogical ways that are suitable for a community in terms of its knowledge preservation and transmittance. The study has investigated and developed the framework CSPF with the participatory role of Acoli community members. The first phase of the investigation involved collection and analysis of data to ascertain the community’s ways of knowledge preservation and transmittance. The second phase involved the development of the framework CSPF. The third phase involved a demonstration of the framework’s configuration into Computer Assisted Language Learning technology (CSPF-CALL). Grounded Theory methodology was employed in phases one and two due to its inductive principles. Case Study methodology was employed in the last phase for its deductive purpose. The analysis of empirical data showed that a community’s ways of knowledge preservation and transmittance are multifaceted. However, despite the multiplicity of ways, the study demonstrated that it is still possible for a researcher to identify the main strategies of knowledge preservation and transmittance within a community. Thereafter, use such strategies as itineraries for the framework CSPF. The outcome of this investigation shows that the framework CSPF is a useful model for local knowledge preservation and transmittance both traditionally and technologically. It is a framework that can be employed to study pedagogical ways of any community.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.646860  DOI: Not available
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