OUB130 Indigenous Knowledges: Research Ethics and Protocols

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Running Head: Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge1Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledgeNameInstitution Affiliation
Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge2Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledgeIndigenous knowledge is also referred to as local knowledge. It’s knowledge that ispassed in communities in cultural form. Indigenous knowledge is the most primitive form ofknowledge, and it involves social learning in the cultural context. Keepers of the culture wereresponsible for the translation of culture in the society. Non-indigenous knowledge also referredto as scientific knowledge or the modern knowledge. The modern knowledge is translated inschools through learning. The Australian Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders are the firstAustralian culture they existed approximately 65,000 years ago.[CITATION Aus15 \l 1033 ].I planon supporting this proposal by critically conducting research on how the indigenous and the non-indigenous knowledge in Australia have been portrayed and why the indigenous knowledge isslowly fading away from the modern society. Also, this proposal will provide a detailedexplanation of the contribution of both knowledge and the impacts, both positive and negative,which is being experienced in Australia.No indigenous knowledge is critical in the contemporary world since it explainsnumerous phenomena as both social and physical. No indigenous knowledge is also easy toaccess compared to indigenous knowledge. This being the case I believe that both indigenousknowledges should be incorporated into the modern world so as to supplement each other. Noindigenous knowledge helps students make their mark in the world. With rising competitiveness,new knowledge gives them the edge against others and helps them get the best jobs and live theirlives to the fullest[ CITATION IAP17 \l 1033 ]. Indigenous knowledge plays a profound role insocieties, it helps shape and defines the foundation of their beliefs and traditional practices[ CITATION env03 \l 1033 ]. Therefore, my standpoint is that both indigenousand modern
Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge3knowledge are equally important and should be fully applied in the society and therefore I feelthat I am fit to be positioned in this research process.Culture gives identity to a people as well as the code of conduct that they should abide to.The loss of culture leads to loss of values as well as identity since culture is the characteristicsand knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, socialhabits, music and arts[ CITATION kim17 \l 1033 ]. Indigenous knowledge is crucial is passing on ofculture from generation to generation but in recent years has become almost obsolete. This hasled tothe loss of culture which has resulted in social evils such as suicide among youths inAustralia. There have been reports from the Aboriginal elders in the northern parts of Australiathat loss of culture has led to rising indigenous youth suicide rates[CITATION Abo14 \l1033 ].Youths in Australia have set their mind to scientific knowledge which has no moralteachings and thus the rise in social evils in the country.The study, therefore, seeks to show the need for reconciliation of the indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge so as to ensure a better understanding of social and physical phenomenaas well as install morals in future generations. Non-indigenous knowledge is wide and gives abetter and detailed explanation of a broad scope of issues in various fields but fails to incorporatethe aspect of culture and whatever information of cultural information it has is inaccurate.Therefore there is a need for this research so as to answer the question is non-indigenousknowledge enough and does it serve a wholesome purpose in the Australian society today?The research applies descriptive survey research design. This is design was selectedbecause data was corrected without changing the environment and nothing was manipulated inthe process. The design is perfect for the study because it will help describe in details the issuesunder study. Qualitative and quantitative data were also corrected using the research design.
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