The Worldview Explorations™ Project Core Tenets

The Worldview Explorations™ Project Core Tenets

The Worldview Explorations curriculum is based on a developmental model designed as a result of research on consciousness and transformation. The following are a set of principles upon which the content of this curriculum was designed:

Each of Us Conveys a Unique Worldview

Our unique worldview is influenced by our life experiences, culture, religion, Socio-economic status, gender, biology, environment, family, and friends among other things. We each see and sense the world differently based upon our personal beliefs, perspectives and worldview. Most of the time, these worldviews function outside of our conscious awareness.

Worldviews Inform and Affect Our Reality

Worldviews not only impact how we understand and make sense of the world around us but also influence how we express ourselves in the world. The constellation of personal values, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, and ideas that make up our worldview have an affect on our goals and desires, relationships and behaviors. The more aware we become of our worldview and the worldviews of others, the more effectively we can navigate through life.

There is Value in Paradox and Uncertainty

Once we are aware that it is possible for multiple worldviews to exist simultaneously, we will gain a better understanding that the goal is not being right (or proving someone wrong), but rather about becoming curious about other perspectives and possibilities. There is value in uncertainty, in the capacity to hold paradox, and in learning to dwell in the mysteries of life and unknowns. It is from the place of not knowing that creativity emerges, and from which we can perceive the world as a place of awe, wonder, and reverence.

Our Consciousness Matters

Consciousness (awareness of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.) mediates the relationship between inner experience and the outer environment. The way we receive, interact with, and direct our intention into the physical world invites us into our self-reflexive capacity and awareness of our creative potential.

There are Multiple Ways of Knowing

In addition to logic, reason, and scientific observation, other ways of knowing, such as inner knowing, intuition and direct experiences also inform our perspective of the world around us. Identifying our strengths in multiple ways of knowing and sharing our experiences through interpersonal dialogue can help us understand and appreciate our own worldview and that of others.

We are Part of an Interdependent Whole

We are part of a complex, ever-changing, interconnected, living universe. What we do influences the world around us, and the world around us influences us, even when we are not aware of exactly how. Greater understanding of the interdependence of all life leads to a more complete view of our place in the world.

How do you know what you know?

Students who participated in an early program pilot.

Vision and Mission

The vision of The Worldview Explorations Project™ is a society in which the whole person and the context of a global society are seen as critical elements of education. The hope is that such a vision would form the basis of curriculum, not only in alternative schools, but in mainstream education as well.

The mission of The Worldview Explorations Project™ is to develop and increase access to curricula and tools that help youth and lifelong learners contemplate and understand the fundamental role that worldview plays in the perceptions and behaviors of themselves and others.