Connecting Students to Local Wisdom to Learn Science for Sustainable Development Goals: A Conceptual Framework


Today science learning is not only for understanding science but also for explaining phenomena, solving relevant problems, and even developing the economy and its welfare (sustainable development). To achieve this goal, local wisdom-based learning is very strategic as a productive context in learning science, becoming an interception between science and the social dimension. Using a qualitative content analysis approach supported by the literature and the results of our previous studies, we conducted an in-depth study of a framework of local wisdom-based learning. The results show that local wisdom can be considered a socio-scientific issue, as it has an identical conceptual framework in learning. To study science, especially for sustainable development goals (SDGs), students need connections with scientific ideas and social concerns of local wisdom. IDEA Scaffolding principles can help students learn to connect with the locals’ wisdom.

Keywords: connecting students, local wisdom, sustainable development goals, a conceptual framework

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