Ways of Knowing

Learning Objectives

Below, you can find the learning objectives for the Ways of Knowing instructor training:

  • Define “way of knowing.”
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of the empirical way of knowing.
  • Differentiate normative claims from prescriptive claims.
  • Understand equity of ways of knowing and its relation to decolonization of engineering.

What is a “way of knowing?” Students, teachers and engineers are being asked to consider the Indigenous “way of knowing,” which may sound foreign from the way in which engineers apply knowledge. What is being asked of engineers when considering Indigenous ways of knowing? What should be done about conflicting worldviews in engineering projects? These questions will be answered in the subsequent training module.


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