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Doing an ethnobotanical survey in the life sciences classroom

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dc.contributor.author De Beer, Josef
dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Ben-Erik
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T05:46:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T05:46:17Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation The American Biology Teacher, 73(2), Feb. 2011: 90-97 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1938–4211
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6357
dc.description.abstract On the basis of an ethnobotanical survey that we conducted on plant use by descendents of the Khoi-San people in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa, we introduce biology teachers to an adapted rapid-appraisal methodology that can be followed in the life sciences classroom. Such a project addresses a number of the content standards in the National Science Education Standards, such as science as a human endeavour, the nature of science, and the history of science. We also shed light on ethical considerations when engaging in an ethnobotanical survey, and address, among other issues, intellectual property rights. Examples are provided of how teachers in the United States can sensitize students to the rich ethnobotanical heritage of their country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The American Biology Teacher en_US
dc.rights "Published as [De Beer, J and van Wyk, Ben-Erik, "Doing an ethnobotanical survey in the life sciences classroom". © [2011] by The American Biology Teacher, Vol.73, No. 2, February. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/r/ucal)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com." en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotanical surveys en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject Intellectual property rights en_US
dc.subject Medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject Life sciences teaching en_US
dc.subject Nature of sciences en_US
dc.title Doing an ethnobotanical survey in the life sciences classroom en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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