Esoteric Voices 4: Worldview Literacy
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Liz Miller was the project manager of the Institute of Noetic Science's Worldview Literacy program, which is a curriculum that teaches middle school students the basics of comparative religion and comparative worldview. The intention is to uncover the basic beliefs and assumptions affect the actions that we take. It's also meant to foster "the capacity and competency to understand a multitude of perspectives is necessary to navigate and thrive in a global society." Some of the questions that are answered by the program include:
- What are the nature of beliefs?
- How do you know what you know?
- Where do you get your beliefs?
- Do you believe the same thing that your parents or friends believe?
- How do you form your worldview?
In this podcast she talks about some of the lessons from the initial pilot program lessons including how to undermine absolute beliefs, how to discern fact from opinion, the process of changing your own beliefs, and being able to hold different views of reality at once.
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