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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article (18 page PDF) explores the complex history of the relationship between the university and Indigenous knowledge in The Gambia. "We tend to concentrate too much on the white man's knowledge. Students graduate [and] they will read all the theories, but yet these theories are not applicable in our domain." What I found interesting was the representation of Indigenous knowledge as tacit knowledge, developed and shared in non-formal ways, often through disobedience, both inside and outside the university. "Indigenous knowledge is tacit knowledge, the personally held knowledge of knowledge workers that required the informal knowledge management practices of faculty to perform organizational work (e.g., teaching) effectively."

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