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Research Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2017  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 7 - 15

Knowledge Management of Elderly People for Resources and Local Wisdoms Conservation in Mae-Sai Community

Siriporn Phuntulee, Wattana Wanitchanont, Nirote Sinnarong and Chanthana Susawaengsup    

Abstract: This research is a participatory action research. The objectives of the research are to: explore Mae-Sai community context; investigate problems in the conservation of resources and local wisdoms of Mae-Sai community; study the pattern of knowledge management of the elders on resources and local wisdoms conservation for lifelong learning in Mae-Sai community. The research area covered 4 villages of Mae-Sai sub-district, Rong-Kwang District, Phrae Province, Thailand. The data were collected from document, interviewing, focus group, learning stages and SWOT analysis brainstorming in community. The participants in the research learning process were the elderly, monks, volunteers for health care in community, the village committees, youths and government representatives numbering 60. The results revealed the four understanding elderly local wisdom among; the wisdom of indigenous herbal medicines which inherited the knowledge from ancestors from generation to generation; the wisdom of agricultural sufficiency; the wisdom of woven and the wisdom of Lanna folk music.

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