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The African worldview has informed much of the African centered scholarship produced within contemporary Africana/Black Studies. In doing so, the African worldview has functioned as the methodological foundation for the production, interpretation and dissemination of knowledge related to people of African ancestry. Africana Studies instructors and professors can also utilize the philosophical assumptions that inform the African worldview to create and recreate dynamic, culturally centered teaching practices. Given the central role of teaching at the undergraduate level within the discipline of Africana Studies it is crucial that instructors and professors concentrate on the development of discipline-specific pedagogical practices. This essay attempts to engage the ways in which the African worldview can positively impact teaching and pedagogy within Africana Studies.


This work was originally published in "The State of Africana Studies Today: Essays on Scholarship and Pedagogy," edited by Victor Okafor.



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