Broadened and Culturally-Inclusive View of Science
In Integrative Science, we recognize that the question “What is your view of the nature of science?” is immediately raised by our vision which states that we seek to bring together Indigenous and Western scientific knowledges and ways of knowing.
The answer to this question, as we have developed it in Integrative Science, is: dynamic, pattern-based knowledge about our interactions with and within nature that is shared through stories. This is a much broader view of science than conventionally used, leading us to refer to our view as “broadened” ... and also as one that enables “cultural inclusivity”.
Our view of science emphasizes three elements, as below.
• the natural world and our human participation in it
Read more: SCIENCE: interactions with and within nature
• cultural inclusivity
Read more: SCIENCE: dynamic, pattern-based knowledge
Read more: Integrative Science research to highlight the philosophies in our science stories
Read more: Integrative Science research to explore pattern
• the role of the agent in the knowledge system
Read more: SCIENCE: shared through stories
Read more: Integrative Science research to explore story
Also see: article by Bartlett et al. (authors' final revised draft for chapter in forthcoming book).