Category: Indigenous Ways of Knowing


Ethno-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EthnoSTEM) in Sama Mat-Weaving: Implications for Classroom Teaching

Mat weaving is culturally and economically significant among the Sama people of the province of Tawi-Tawi since time immemorial. This study sought to find concepts and processes of ethnoscience, ethnotechnology, ethnoengineering, and ethnomathematics (ethnoSTEM) present in weaving tepo, a hand-woven mat of the Sama, made from indigenously processed leaves of pandan or screw pine (pandanus