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What is Worldview?

What is Worldview?

Worldview Is…
 The beliefs that we have about reality and the nature
of human life. It is the lens through which we perceive,
identify and communicate who we are.
 Our worldview shapes our behavior and all the
decisions that we make.
 A worldview should answer the basic questions:
 “Who are we?”
 “Where do we come from?”
 “How do we manage our lives?”
 “Where are we going?”

e.Worldview is… Point of View  Point of view is the way you see things as an individual  Your point of view is made up of opinions and preferences held and expressed by you. Some of you may think that Christmas is your favourite holiday while others like Halloween better . as an individual  i.

.Worldview is… Perspective  Perspective is a point of view that a group of people share  A perspective is the collective point of view of a specific group.  Note: A perspective can be expressed by a member of the group who has the ability to speak for others.

the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.  Our worldview includes perspective and point of view  Worldview is not static and is constantly changing over time with new experiences .So… Worldview is…  A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.

A Closer Look at Worldview  WORLDVIEW:  Tells what is important (our values)  Tells us what is right and wrong (our beliefs)  Tells us what to remember in our past (what is important) .

 Science explains the world and makes it a better place.  Freedom of speech & religion are important rights.  Gaining wealth is important in order to have a pleasant & comfortable life.  Basic education should be available to all.A Western Worldview  All people are to be treated as equals.  Time is broken down into units by which lives are organized.  Humans are superior to all other life forms.  Families are an important social unit. .  Individuality is important.

power.Worldview Icon Elements  Geography-climate. accepted. benefits  Values-how do people act  Economy-control of resources  Knowledge-developed. valued. status. land  Time-mechanical/natural  Beliefs- life/death/environment???  Society-roles available. controlled . location.

GEOGRAPHY WHAT ROLE DO GEOGRAPHICAL FACTORS PLAY IN HOW PEOPLE LOOK AT THE WORLD AND BEHAVE IN IT?  Where a group lives  The climate  Land formations  Plants and animals  Bodies of water  Natural resources .

Sun/Moon) .TIME IN WHAT TERMS IS TIME VIEWED BY THE SOCIETY?  Hectic vs Laid Back  Mechanical (Schedules//Clocks) vs Natural (Seasons.

religion. literature. rules of behavior. government.SOCIETY WHAT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS IN SOCIETY? WHO HOLDS THE POWER?  Equal power for all or distinct differences  Way of life of a group of people (language. traditions and everyday aspects of life we can observe). . sciences . arts.

VALUES HOW DO PEOPLE IN SOCIETY ACT TOWARD ONE ANOTHER? HOW DO PEOPLE ACT TOWARD PEOPLE IN OTHER SOCIETIES/GROUPS? .

BELIEFS WHAT BELIEFS DO PEOPLE HOLD ABOUT LIFE /DEATH/ENVIRONMENT?  Tells us what is right and wrong  Tells us what things are important to us (the environment) .

ECONOMY WHO CONTROLS THE RESOURCES? WHAT IS TO BE PRODUCED? HOW WILL IT BE DISTRIBUTED AND PROTECTED? .

KNOWLEDGE HOW DO PEOPLE DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE? WHAT WAYS OF KNOWING ARE ACCEPTED? WHO HAS ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE? HOW IS KNOWLEDGE VALUED? WHERE AND IN WHOM DOES THE KNOWLEDGE RESIDE? .

WORLDVIEW ORGANIZATIONAL CHART – WHAT INFLUENCES OUR THOUGHTS? Worldview Who are we? Where doe we come from? How do we manage our way of life? Where are we going? Why is the world the way it is? What is true and what is false? .

COMPLETE THE CHART WITH A PARTNER WORLDVIEW ARGENTINA DARFUR YOUR ELEMENT WORLDVIEW GEOGRAPHY TIME SOCIETY VALUES BELIEFS ECONOMY KNOWLEDGE .

you will need to research this country and discover the worldview of that country by learning more about the country’s elements of worldview. Beliefs. Knowledge)  After you have gathered your evidence.  Over the next few days. . you will visually represent what you found and present it to the class. Economy. (Geography. Society. think of another country or region that you would like to know more about. Time.Values. EXTENDING OUR WORLDVIEW OF OTHER COUNTRIES AND REGIONS  Now that you have compared the worldview of Argentina and Darfur.

. Why are you so curious about it? Do you have access to enough resources to learn more about the country? STEP 3:  Start researching about your country. WORLDVIEW PROJECT STEP 1:  Choose a country or region that you want to learn more about. using the elements of worldview as your categories. Decide how you are going to organize your information. STEP 2:  Think about why you want to learn more about that country. Chart? Notes with headings??. and record your sources.

WORLDVIEW PROJECT…CONT’D STEP 4:  Choose a way to represent your ideas visually to present to the class.  Create your project and ensure that all required information is included. HAPPY RESEARCHING! . STEP 6:  Revise and edit your project to ensure it is your best work. STEP 5.

SAMPLE CHART FOR WORLDVIEW PROJECT WORLDVIEW ELEMENT INFO GATHERED SOURCE GEOGRAPHY TIME SOCIETY VALUES BELIEFS ECONOMY KNOWLEDGE .