World view can be defined as many things and used in many different ways. Without knowing, our world view will shape how we live our lives, how we interact with people and how we learn. In our childhood we are taught the right ways of behaving in certain situations and so too in our development in our own set of principles to live by. Things we are taught from childhood can become set principles we live by in later life or can influence the decisions we make to give us our 'world view' aswe can not find other examples due to age. Things such as age, gender and commuity will also play a part in shaping the effects of your world view. A World view is described by many different people in various ways for example Samovar and Porter (2003) (citing Rapport and Overing 2000) will describe a world view as 'the common English translation of the German word “Weltanschauung” meaning overarching philosophy or outlook, or conception of the world' wheras Julia Hobson (lecture 1 A guide to learning at university 2010) “A world view is the large story that we share as a culture”. Based on julia's interpretation can it not be said that in this large shared story issues such as age, gender and community can effect the context in which your are living and that these issues can be seen as good or bad influences for many different people. I would define world view as based on attitudes and beliefs in regards to education and learning of the world, my world view influences my actions by taking into account how define my “self”. This is based on my experiences, values, beliefs and attitudes. This can also be seen through issues with age gender and community. Some beliefs such as religion, supriority of the sexes and what you think is your social status. These issues may mean that you have a bias viewpoint if for example you believe that it is against your religion for genetic engineering to occur so you might taylor an essay on that particualar viewpoint while others mean that...
References: Samovar L.A and Porter R.E., Communication between cultures (5th ed), Belmont, CA: wadsworth, 2004, p 85-86
Julia Hobson, Concepts of self: different ways of knowing about the self, 1996
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