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Curating Indigenous Knowledge and Practices for Sustainable Development: Possibilities for a Socio-Ecologically-Minded University

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Institute of Education, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4FQ, UK
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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK
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Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4244; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154244
Received: 5 March 2019 / Revised: 7 July 2019 / Accepted: 23 July 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
Higher education continues to play an integral role in fostering regional development and this is underpinned by the concept that universities possess a social responsibility as proponents of progress in relation to society’s socio-economic, political and environmental challenges. Different approaches have been articulated but none seems to provide a useful framework to support African universities’ contribution to development in their regions. This paper interrogates the idea of the ecological university and moves on to posit the possibility for a socio-ecological premise to meet environmental and societal needs, based on a symbiotic relationship between indigenous practices and a university’s capacity to engender sustainable development. Findings from an in-depth analysis of participants’ transcripts drawn from qualitative responses depict indigenous knowledge and practices which can galvanise environmental and societal sustainability, and bring to the fore the idea of the socio-ecologically-minded university. View Full-Text
Keywords: indigenous knowledge; higher education; sustainable development; socio-ecologically-minded university indigenous knowledge; higher education; sustainable development; socio-ecologically-minded university
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Mbah, M.; Fonchingong, C. Curating Indigenous Knowledge and Practices for Sustainable Development: Possibilities for a Socio-Ecologically-Minded University. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4244.

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