Worldview Literacy in the Academy and Beyond: Advancing Mutual Understanding in Diverse Societies

John Valk, Mualla Selçuk, Siebren Miedema

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Abstract

Diverse societies face increasing racial tension, social divide, religious illiteracy, and secularism. What role can education play in confronting these challenges? Universities generate scientific knowledge but less so the search for meaning. Worldview studies encompasses both views of life and ways of life. Exploring various worldviews becomes a search for meaning and a journey into knowing self and others. This article seeks to engage multiple partners to develop teaching pedagogies, curricula, and educational tools to enhance greater knowledge, awareness, and understanding of various worldviews.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-374
Number of pages11
JournalReligious Education
Volume115
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Conference Issue: Papers from the 2019 Toronto Meeting of the REA.

Keywords

  • diverse societies
  • knowledge and awareness; knowing self and others
  • literacy
  • mutual understanding
  • Worldviews

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