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South African Journal of Education

On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100

Abstract

MEYIWA, Thenjiwe; LETSEKHA, Tebello  and  WIEBESIEK, Lisa. Masihambisane, lessons learnt using participatory indigenous knowledge research approaches in a school-based collaborative project of the Eastern Cape. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.4, pp.1-15. ISSN 2076-3433.

Masihambisane is an Nguni word, loosely meaning "let us walk the path together". The symbolic act of walking together is conceptually at the heart of a funded1 research project conducted in rural schools of Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. The project focuses on promoting the direct participation of teachers in planning, researching, and developing learning and teaching materials (LTSMs), with a view to aligning these materials with indigenous and local knowledge. In this paper we make explicit our learning, and the manner in which we carried out the collaborated research activities, using the Reflect process.

Keywords : Cofimvaba; Eastern Cape; indigenous knowledge; participatory action research; Reflect processes.

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