Every person has a different way of seeing and understanding the world. Hobson (1996) defines a worldview as ‘the primary conceptual framework within which our beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about ourselves and others are held’. This interpretation and view can be constructed by many things, parents, close family and the culture, religion and community we live in. So then, a worldview can be personally internal, but be shaped by external manipulations? I relate this to education and learning in the school system where a teacher is the external manipulator who absolutely influences a person’s way of being educated and their learning, and therefore, their worldview. Only some of my educational experiences have manipulated my worldview, in addition to my beliefs and attitudes.
It was my parents who taught me to be independent, reliable, self-sufficient and disciplined. This was very significant and central in shaping me as a child, young woman and now an adult, and therefore, shaped my worldview. The attitudes and beliefs that were encouraged in me then are still very meaningful to me now, and inspire my knowledge and learning. However, my high school experience was... [continues]
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