World View

Better Essays
Essay 1 topic:

Using the concept of a 'world view ', identify some of the beliefs and attitudes, particularly to education and learning that you bring to your learning now.
Reflect critically on how your worldview has been shaped by factors such as your gender, age or community.
In your answer refer to Hobson (1996) and Samovar and Porter (2004) from the SSK12 Reader, and Chapter 1 in A Guide to Learning Independently (Marshall and Rowland, 2006, 1-18).

The world view I hold in regards to education and learning is that it is a privilege made available to all of us within Australia. I believe that education is the key to the world. Education is the foundation of life. Everything in life revolves around education and learning. In this essay I will explain to you why I think education is a privilege and that education is an essential part of life. The factors that shaped this world view of mine are my family, age, gender and community.
Firstly I will define they key term “World View” Hobson (1996, p 2) defines it as “the set of beliefs that we hold and through which we organise our understanding of ourselves and our understanding of others” an other way of defining world view is the way Samovar and Porter (2004, p 1) say that it is an “overarching philosophy” meaning an overall view. So my world view is formed because of these factors I am in my twenties, I am female, I live in Australia and I come from a family where education is highly valued as it is the key to success.
My age impacted my world view towards education and learning. In 90’s at secondary school there was a lot of emphasis on completing your high school certificate (Year 12) and moving onto university learning. I did not however follow this philosophy of going to university. I always knew though that there were many options available to me, if later I wanted to return to study. I did know that I still needed to gain more education so that I could gain employment in a field of my choice. I



References: Hobson, J. 1996. Concepts of the self: Different ways of knowing about the self. SSK12 lecture transcript. Ed. Lorraine Marshall. Perth: Murdoch University. Samovar, Larry A and Richard E, Porter. 2004. Communication between Cultures. 5th ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Marshall, L and Frances Rowland. 2006. A guide to learning Independently. 4th ed. NSW: Pearson Education Australia.

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    World View

    • 1177 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Using the concept of a 'world view', identify some of the beliefs and attitudes, particularly to education and learning that you bring to your learning now. Reflect critically on how your worldview has been shaped by factors such as your gender, age or community. In your answer refer to Hobson (1996) and Samovar and Porter (2004) from the SSK12 Reader, and Chapter 1 in A Guide to Learning Independently (Marshall and Rowland, 2006, 1-18). Through our world view we hold a “set of beliefs through…

    • 1177 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    World View

    • 661 Words
    • 3 Pages

    REL 243 Worldview Essay I live in a world today where most people view the world in one perspective, their perspective. This is because people want to believe in what makes sense to them and because it’s simple and easy. But to get a good worldview you have to look through the lens of the remaining 7 billion people also living in this world. How people understand and look at the world affects on how they relate to other people of different beliefs. Some people express hate and others practice…

    • 661 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    World Views

    • 2818 Words
    • 12 Pages

    01-Creswell (RD)-45593:01-Creswell (RD)-45593.qxd 6/20/2008 4:36 PM Page 5 The Selection of a Research Design 5 THREE COMPONENTS INVOLVED IN A DESIGN Two important components in each definition are that the approach to research involves philosophical assumptions as well as distinct methods or procedures. Research design, which I refer to as the plan or proposal to conduct research, involves the intersection of philosophy, strategies of inquiry, and specific methods. A framework…

    • 2818 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    World view

    • 981 Words
    • 3 Pages

    The book of Romans teaches us so much about so many aspects of the Christian life. How we should view the natural world, our identity as people, our relationships, culture, civilization and so much more is talked about in this book. Romans 1-8 especially has so much information in it that it is impossible to get the full meaning of all the many things it is saying without taking a deeper look into it. This portion of the book takes us from our total inability to walk in good works, to God’s faithfulness…

    • 981 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    World view

    • 773 Words
    • 4 Pages

    11:30 AM '' Ø '' Ø Dental Appoint ment Ø Noon '' Ø '' Work on last part of Worldview assignment '' Ø 12:30 PM '' Ø '' '' '' Finish whatever I didn't 1:00 PM " Ø " '' '' '' 1:30 PM Take Pain Meds Do part 1 of World view Assigment Take Pain Meds '' " '' 2:00 PM ' '' ' Ø Take Pain Meds '' 2:30 PM ' '' ' Ø ' Ø 3:30 PM ' '' ' Ø ' Ø 4:00 PM ' '' ' Ø ' Ø 4:30 PM Finish Chapter Quizes. Ø Ø Ø ' Ø 5:30 PM '' Put up Crowning…

    • 773 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    World View Travel

    • 470 Words
    • 2 Pages

    World View Travel 1. How would you describe World View Travel? What kind of agency is it? World View Travel agency is a commercial agency. It depends on a few big customers for most of it business. We can also say that it is still in its growth stage. 2. What kind of an image do you feel this agency has? It seems to have an excellent name and image between other companies compete in the city, because they take care of their clients by calling them and having a good relationship with them…

    • 470 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Better Essays

    Views of the Modern World

    • 1217 Words
    • 5 Pages

    The views of the modern world Bram Stoker’s horror novel, Dracula, focuses on superstitions that occurred in the modern Eastern Europe. In modern society, unexplained theories such as superstition and religion are considered dubious and aberrant. For example, myths and the supernatural are considered irrational because one can’t prove it mechanically or scientifically. In Dracula, most of the characters are modern people who are narrow minded and clueless about the reality of the world. As Jonathan…

    • 1217 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Krishna's World View

    • 1426 Words
    • 6 Pages

    PHI150 Mar 26, 2013 Krishna's World View The Bhagavad Gita uses the conversation between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna to portray Hinduism world view and Krishna’s view on the different fundamental questions. When he’s facing a war, Arjuna is guided by Krishna to be a selfless leader, and dedication to the cause. Origin, this fundamental question focuses on why is there something rather than nothing. One important aspect of the Krishna world view is that, there is one ultimate…

    • 1426 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Christian World View

    • 767 Words
    • 4 Pages

    A worldview is the way a person views the world around them and the circumstances that life throws their way. Our worldview is developed through our life experiences and religious beliefs. It’s like the saying that states that a person sees the world through rose colored glasses. Your worldview is the color of glasses that you wear when seeing the people, things, and circumstances around you. Political and ethical decisions are formed based on your worldview. Biblical worldview describes the way…

    • 767 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Essay - World View

    • 1307 Words
    • 6 Pages

    continue to affect my attitudes towards education and higher learning. Our world view though ultimately based on our upbringing, our community, age and gender is critiqued and analysed, added to and discarded till it forms our own individual world view, seen through our approach to education and learning. To be able to fully understand this, the foundational concepts must first be fully understood. The term 'world view' is accepted by most people in its definition though strongly argued in how…

    • 1307 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Powerful Essays