Worldview Dimension - for students

S4.1 Worldview

The way you look at the world determines your motivation, opinions and behavior. This worldview is shaped primarily by stories. Since man’s existence on earth, stories were passed down orally. That doesn’t happen now, but the stories are still there, only they come via radio, TV and, of course, the internet. How aware are you of your worldview, anyway?

Key concepts
  • Reading and listening to local stories
  • The technique of storytelling
  • Compare and distinguish different worldviews (modern, indigenous, spiritual, etc.)
  • Creating and performing a play based on a story

S4.2 Planetary & personal health

Being healthy means not only not being sick, but also being mentally and socially well. Only then can you live a meaningful life and contribute to the world. Can you do something about your health yourself? Yes, for example, by eating well and getting enough sleep and exercise. But because humans are part of the larger ecosystem, other factors are involved, such as air and soil quality.

Key concepts
  • The basics of human anatomy and physiology
  • Health support activities
  • Links between nutrition/health/eating habits
  • Experiencing self-compassion & compassion for others
  • Natural healing techniques

S4.3 Who am i?

Who am I? This is perhaps the most important question you can ask yourself. Are you your body, mind, emotions, thoughts, consciousness, inspiration, intuition, etc.? Are you a child, friend, student, athlete or…? Are you your dreams, your mission in life? Get acquainted with ways to explore your consciousness, such as meditation, nature experience, visualization and mindfulness. You may even start applying them in your daily life.

Key concepts
  • Explain different theories of consciousness and of conscious presence
  • Explain the theory of the hero’s journey and relate it to one’s own life
  • Experiencing the connectedness with all beings
  • Perceive and distinguish inner feelings, emotions, thoughts and physical phenomena

S4.4 Language

The language you speak largely determines your worldview. By reading, singing, listening, talking and telling stories, you can always discover something new in a language. What do words really mean and where do they come from? What sayings are there? And are these local or used throughout the country? A creative search for your mother tongue and how it has shaped you.

Key concepts
  • Giving power and meaning to words and sentences
  • Describe concepts of worldview and language
  • Writing a story/poem that connects language & place
  • Identify differences in spoken language and trace their origins

S4.5 Connection to nature

Humans are surrounded by an infinite amount of plants, animals and landscape features, such as streams, hills and forests. He perceives his environment by looking, listening, smelling and feeling. The more carefully you look at your surroundings, the more you realize how strongly you are connected to them. This may start with a single plant or insect in your backyard, but soon you become curious about what can be seen in the rest of the world.

Key concepts
  • Local plants and animal species
  • The natural cycle of water, CO2 and food
  • The importance of diversity in ecosystems
  • Concepts of common and deep ecology
  • Observing nature in silence
  • Creating poems, nature-based drawings and artworks inspired by nature