Decolonising Methodology: Who Benefits From Indigenous Knowledge Research?

This paper argues for research processes and outcomes that could benefit indigenous communities. They present examples drawn from three science curriculum studies in different areas of South Africa. They briefly describe the research contexts, and the ways that the researchers sought to ensure knowledge was shared in relevant representations with each community. They also discuss some of the dilemmas we encountered and offer suggestions for strengthening knowledge dissemination, appreciation, preservation, as well as reimagining IK for new generations.