Thursday, March 26, 2015

Readings: Sessions 21 and 22

Please read #12 for next Tuesday, Session 21 and #13 for next Thursday, Session 22.  NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE FROM WHAT IS PRINTED IN THE SYLLABUS.

Local vs. Global Science (Reading #12)
  • What is local science/indigenous knowledge?
  • What is global science/knowledge?
  • What are the similarities and differences between local and global science?
  • Why is local science important to agriculture?  To education?
  • Does local science always clash with global science?
  • Can you think of an example of local science/indigenous knowledge in your own life?
Diffusion of Innovations (Reading #13)
  • What is diffusion?
  • How does diffusion relate to education?
  • How did diffusion of innovations begin?
  • Can diffusion be harmful?
  • consider the examples in the chapter.  why are some instances of diffusion more successful than others?
  • Make sure that you can define all the main terms highlighted in the chapter.

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