Decolonizing actions that speak louder than words : science education through multiple lenses in Nunavut / by Marc Higgins.
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"Education in Nunavut, still largely based on Euro-Canadian knowledge and Western teachings, is a negative experience for many Nunavut youth - the result of cultural inappropriateness and worldview mismatch. The mismatch is one between an appropriate learning experience and the character, values, and traditions of Nunavut - and it remains especially pronounced in science education. In addressing this mismatch, I strive to decolonize both practice and practitioner by using movie camera lenses: in the first instance, to lend voice to Inuit youth's perspectives on science and, in the second instance, to turn the lens inward to address my own Eurocentric worldview and how it impacts the science education I deliver. Through this decolonizing synergy, I search to understand and deliver science education that strives to reach tenets of respectful research - to enact decolonizing actions that speak louder than words."--from abstract.