Essence of Traditional Knowledge: Definition and Meaning
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Essence of Traditional Knowledge: Definition and Meaning

Learn about traditional knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous and local communities around the world. Explore the definition and meaning of traditional knowledge in this educational video.

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What does traditional knowledge refer to?

All of the above

How is traditional knowledge transmitted from generation to generation?

Orally

What are some forms in which traditional knowledge takes?

Songs and folklore

What does 'traditional knowledge' include?

<p>All other tradition-based innovations and creations resulting from intellectual activity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some aspects of traditional knowledge that are collectively owned?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the source of experience for traditional knowledge?

<p>Local culture and environment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What categories does traditional knowledge include according to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)?

<p>Medicinal, Agricultural &amp; Ecological Knowledge</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do Native people define traditional knowledge?

<p>It is holistic and rooted in the spiritual health, culture, and language of the people.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do some indigenous people find it difficult to communicate traditional knowledge to the younger generation?

<p>They are bombarded by technology that teaches them non-indigenous ways and limits the capacity of elders to pass on traditional knowledge.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common misconception that sometimes leads science practitioners to trivialize traditional understanding?

<p>Collecting traditional knowledge without the contextual elements.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens as the elders of indigenous communities die?

<p>The full richness of tradition is diminished because some of it has not been passed on and so is lost.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why does the interest to compare scientific and traditional knowledge arise?

<p>From collecting traditional knowledge without the contextual elements.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why does some Native classification only become available?

<p>Because of its relationship to human activities and feelings.</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to WIPO, what is one of the characteristics of traditional knowledge?

<p>It cannot be separated from the people who hold it.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important to find ways of preserving traditional knowledge?

<p>To prevent the loss of some aspects as elders die and are unable to pass on their knowledge.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does traditional knowledge cover according to Native people?

<p>Knowledge of the environment - snow, ice, weather, resources - and the relationships between things.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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