Library Help Chat Skip to Main Content

Master’s in Development Practice

Understanding and managing global sustainable development challenges across health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and management disciplines.

Ways of Knowing and Learning

  • African Epistemology (from Encyclopedia of Black Studies)
    African epistemology is the African theory of knowledge, which includes the African conception of the nature of knowledge, the means used to gain knowledge, the criteria for the assessment of the validity of knowledge, the purpose of the pursuit of knowledge, and the role that knowledge plays in human existence.
  • Aboriginal Knowledge Translation:
    A dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.
  • 8Ways of Aboriginal (Australian) Learning
    This Aboriginal pedagogy framework is expressed as eight interconnected pedagogies involving narrative-driven learning, visualised learning processes, hands-on/reflective techniques, use of symbols/metaphors, land-based learning, indirect/synergistic logic, modelled/scaffolded genre mastery, and connectedness to community. But these can change in different settings.
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Peoples and Sustainable Practice
    From the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Volume 5: Social and economic dimensions of global environmental change (pp 314–324).
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    "The following are eight broad categories of Indigenous knowledge contrasted with Western ways of knowing. They are by no means complete, but will give a broad picture of the differences, complexities and advantages of Aboriginal worldviews and Indigenous cosmologies."
  • Traditional Knowledge - Report by the First Nations Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization.

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession of Research (OCAP)

Traditional Knowledge (Source: Sacred Ways of Life [NAHO 2005])



Databases Terms of Use