Worldview Explorations™

A Licensing Opportunity for IONS Groundbreaking Experiential Learning Program

Licensing Opportunity

Worldview Explorations™

The Worldview Explorations program is designed to help youth examine, understand and appreciate the fundamental role that worldviews play in shaping our perceptions and behaviors.

Developed from more than four decades of research into human behavior by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), the Worldview Explorations program provides students with a safe, supportive environment in which to explore their own and others’ perspectives through self-reflection, conversations, experiential practices, and collaborative group projects.

Partner with IONS!

IONS seeks to connect with like-minded organizations that have the ability to scale production of this program and to expand into untapped markets. We will consider both brand licensing as well as white labeling. Additionally, we are open to discussing licensing agreements for internal use within organizations.

The Worldview Explorations program is not currently available for individual purchase.

Practical Tools Students Can Apply Throughout Life

Worldview Explorations focuses on teaching practical tools, including:

  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Comfort with unfamiliarity
  • Appreciation of diverse perspectives
  • Agility in the face of rapidly changing circumstances
  • Self-awareness
  • Capacities for inter-cultural communication
  • Ability to hold multiple points of view simultaneously
  • Capacity for discernment that relies equally on intellect and intuition
  • Conflict resolution
  • Social-emotional intelligence

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Bringing worldviews into learners’ conscious awareness allows them to understand the role that their perspectives play in their perceptions of reality. They can then be empowered to become authors of their own narratives by refining their worldviews in ways that resonate with their deepest values.

What Is a Worldview?

A worldview is a lens through which we see the world and our place in it. Operating mostly outside our awareness, a worldview functions as a sort of automatic filter that shapes our perceptions and influences our goals, desires, motivations, values, relationships, and behaviors.

Worldviews are influenced by many factors, such as family, politics, religion, and community, among others, and can be both individually held and culturally shared.

Why Does It Matter?

IONS research suggests that becoming proficient at worldview literacy — the capacity to critically examine and integrate your own and others’ worldviews — may be the single most important step a person can take to reach their highest potential.

As today’s students grapple with unprecedented changes in lifestyle and technology, unpredictable challenges to global sustainability, and an ever-expanding array of choices to connect within and across cultures, it is more critical than ever that they learn to navigate new perspectives calmly, quickly, and compassionately.

Worldview Explorations provides an opportunity for students to hone their skills at sharing authentically, listening with an open mind and heart, and building more meaningful relationships with their peers, teachers, and the outside world.

Program Components Available for Licensing

  • Student Program for Middle School and High School Students
    • 22 Lessons divided into three units
    • 131-page Participant Workbook
    • 90-card deck of Conversation and Self-reflection
  • Facilitator Training for teachers and others who work with young people
  • Plus additional resources and extended activities for specific subject areas (such as language arts)

The Worldview Explorations student program was developed to be conducted in person with groups of learners. However, the content can be adapted to online and individual applications.

Explore Licensing with IONS

IONS has put together an online module of information including an Introduction to the Curriculum, examples of Program Materials, Common Core information, an overview of Facilitator Training, Feasibility Testing and more.

This module also contains our Inquiry Form. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of your organization licensing one or more components of the program, please fill it out — we’d love to hear from you!

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