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ERIC Number: EJ1217878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Place and Space in Sámi Education
Keskitalo, Pigga
Policy Futures in Education, v17 n4 p560-574 May 2019
This article considers the Sámi understanding of time and place in pedagogical settings. The study is based on research material gathered at Sámi schools and from teaching conducted in the Sámi language. These data were combined to develop a theoretical review of teacher education from a metatheoretical perspective. The research challenges schools' pedagogical arrangements. Local contents of the study are an important part of the school syllabus, and this article suggests that they are closely tied to school educational arrangements. This study also suggests that, in Northern schools, the Sámi worldview and traditional knowledge should be closely connected to school practices. This means that the Sámi understanding of time and place should receive sufficient emphasis in school curricula. Schools could benefit from the open learning concept, such as modern curricula grounded in teaching that is phenomenon based. This could increase pupils' motivation and sense of connection to the local area. With mediating structures -- connected to multicultural educational contexts -- such educational systems could be developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway