Rene Dubay & Florian Kaiser: This workshop will provide an overview of the ways American Indian educators, and other Indigenous people globally are approaching science education and engagement of young people. Indigenous societies throughout the world developed effective and sophisticated systems of conveying critical science knowledge about their surrounding environments to young people.
The workshop will on the one hand present these teaching techniques, including practical examples how this looks like. But on the other hand also explore in an interactive setting how these techniques and methods can enrich the programs and curricula of children universities outside of an indigenous setting.
Furthermore the participants will explore how ethno-pedagogy could contribute to a more social inclusive design of science and society activities. As an illustration for the transfer, the outcomes of a study tour from European children university staff and participants to the Salish Kootenai College in Montana will be presented.