Essence of Traditional Knowledge: Definition and Meaning

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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 form does traditional knowledge take?

Community laws and local language

What does the term 'traditional knowledge' encompass?

All tradition-based innovations

Where does traditional knowledge originate from?

Local communities and indigenous groups

What categories does traditional knowledge, as defined by the World Intellectual Property Office, include?

All of the above

How is traditional knowledge defined by Native people?

All of the above

What interest leads to the comparison between scientific and traditional knowledge?

The collection of traditional knowledge without contextual elements.

What hampers the communication of traditional knowledge for many indigenous people today?

All of the above

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

To ensure the full richness of tradition is not diminished as elders die.

What does traditional knowledge mainly refer to?

Cultural values, beliefs, and rituals

How is traditional knowledge typically transmitted from generation to generation?

Through oral storytelling and folk songs

What is the primary source of traditional knowledge?

Indigenous and local communities

What form does traditional knowledge primarily take?

Oral stories, folklore, and proverbs

What is the main characteristic of traditional knowledge?

It tends to be collectively owned and passed down orally

What categories does traditional knowledge, as defined by the World Intellectual Property Office, include?

Medicinal, Agricultural & Ecological Knowledge

How is traditional knowledge transmitted from generation to generation?

Through oral transmission and constant evolution

What does the term 'traditional knowledge' encompass?

It encompasses practical common sense based on teachings and experiences passed on from generation to generation.

What hampers the communication of traditional knowledge for many indigenous people today?

Competition from other cultures capturing the imagination of the young

Where does traditional knowledge originate from?

It originates from the spirit in order to survive

Learn about the definition and meaning of traditional knowledge in this quiz based on the course contents discussed by Dr. V.Vijayalakshmi, an associate professor at SSL Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai. Traditional knowledge encompasses the knowledge, innovations, and practices of indigenous and local communities globally, developed from centuries of experience.

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