Checklist: Issues facing couples today
TVO ILC HHS4U Learning Activity 3.5
Checklist: Issues facing couples today
Checklist: Issues facing couples today
Criteria Student comment Teacher feedback
I have accurately outlined
an alternative process to
espond to the issue
The information is easy to
follow, clear, and concise
I have included examples
and quotations from my
I have cited the sources
using APA style, including
ect in-text citations
and a references page to
document these sources
I have applied my deep
understanding of the issues
facing intimate relationships
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I have accurately outlined an alternative process to respond to the issue:
The information is easy to follow clear and concise:
I have included examples and quotations from my sources:
I have cited the sources using APA style including co
ect intext citations and a references page to document these sources:
I have applied my deep understanding of the issues facing intimate relationships:
Copy of Indigenous Peoples Worldviews vs Western Worldviews
Indigenous Peoples Worldviews vs
January 26, 2016
"Any individual within a culture is going to have his or her own personal
interpretation of the collective cultural code; however, the individual's worldview
has its roots in the culture - that is, in the society's shared philosophy, values and
customs. If we are to understand how Aboriginal and Eurocentric worldviews
clash, we need to understand how the philosophy, values and customs of
Aboriginal culture differ from those of Eurocentric cultures"
-- John Ralston Saul, The Comeback
The world we live in is multicultural with a co
esponding plethora of worldviews. In
this article we provide a definition of "worldviews" and a comparison of Indigenous
and Western worldview perspectives. Understanding the core differences between
Indigenous worldviews and Western worldviews is an important component in
achieving cultural harmony and respectful relationships. We are speaking in very
general terms in the description of these differences and are in no way indicating
that individual Indigenous cultures share the same worldviews; ditto fo
generalizations of Western worldviews.
Chief Tony Alexis and Pope Francis in Vatican City 2016 | Vatican Radio Facebook
First of all, what is the definition of a worldview?
“A worldview can pertain to an individual, group, or society. Overall, a worldview
is a set of beliefs and values that are honoured and withheld by a number of
people. A worldview includes how the person or group interacts with the world
around them, including land, animals, and people. Every person and society has a
worldview. Many societies pass on their worldview to their children to ensure
worldview continuity. As people interact and learn from one another, it is not
uncommon for them to acquire the beliefs of other worldviews. Worldviews
evolve as people and societies evolve”
- Leroy Little Bear, professo
The root of the difference between the worldviews is that they generally subscribe
to opposite approaches to knowledge, connectedness, and science. Indigenous
cultures focus on a holistic understanding of the whole that emerged from the
millennium of their existence and experiences. Traditional Western worldviews
tend to be more concerned with science and concentrate on compartmentalized
knowledge and then focus on understanding the bigger, related picture.
Eight differences between Indigenous and western worldviews (Adapted from
Working with Aboriginal Worldviews, Anne Mead)
Indigenous worldviews (I) vs Western worldviews (W)
1.(I) Spiritually orientated society. System based on belief and spiritual world.
1.(W) Scientific, skeptical. Requiring proof as a basis of belief.
2.(I)There can be many truths; truths are dependent upon individual experiences.
2.(W) There is only one truth, based on science or Western style law.
3.(I) Society operates in a state of relatedness. Everything and everyone is related.
There is a real belief that people, objects and the environment are all connected.
Law, kinship and spirituality reinforce this connectedness. Identity comes from
3.(W)Compartmentalized society, becoming more so.
4.(I) The land is sacred and usually given by a creator or supreme being.
4.(W) The land and its resources should be available for development and
extraction for the benefit of humans.
5.(I) Time is non-linear, cyclical in nature. Time is measured in cyclical events. The
seasons are central to this cyclical concept.
5.(W) Time is usually linearly structured and future orientated. The framework of
months, years, days etc reinforces the linear structure.
6.(I) Feeling comfortable is measured by the quality of your relationships with
6.(W) Feeling comfortable is related to how successful you feel you have been in
achieving your goals.
7.(I) Human beings are not the most important in the world.
7.(W) Human beings are most important in the world.
8.(I) Amassing wealth is important for the good of the community
8.(W)Amassing wealth is for personal gain
It also has been suggested that in any society there is a dominant worldview that is
held by most members of that society. Alternative worldviews do exist, but they are
not usually held by a majority of a society. (Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social
We must learn to live together or perish together as fools.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Understanding and respecting the differences in worldviews will help in
elationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. So, if you
ever find yourself in a situation in which you encounter an opposing worldview and
are perhaps not quite understanding it, we suggest you open the “curiosity” portal
in your mind and try really hard to see across worldviews. This is what is meant by
This is a very
ief description of the basic differences between Indigenous Peoples
worldviews and western worldviews.
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Copy of Article Reflection Assignment #1
Worldviews - Reflection Assignment
● To Improve reading comprehension of journalistic/media writing
● To develop personal engagement with ideas and texts presented in class
● To discover how Indigenous and Western worldviews vary.
● To improve discussion skills (analysis, debate, listening)
For this first reflection assignment I am providing you with the article Indigenous Peoples
Worldviews vs. Western Worldviews Carefully read
e-read the article as many times as it takes
to fully understand the concepts. Jot down any thoughts or questions you may have while reading.
● You may choose to reflect on the article in any format you choose, from the options listed
● You MUST fill out the student reflection column of the ru
ic; failing to do so will result in not
eceiving a mark for the assignment.
Create a visual representation that
illustrates your thoughts and
understanding of the
Western and Indigenous world
Present your reflection to the
Write a more traditional
Write a poem or other creative
writing piece that demonstrates
your understanding of the
Find another article and compare
and contrast it with the article
that I have provided for you
Create a podcast or short video
which demonstrates you
understanding of the concepts.
level 4 expectations
on how they did
The student has a clear and
concise knowledge of the
concepts of World views and the
differences between the Western
world and Indigenous groups
I believe after reading the article
numerous times and going ove
the eight differences presented
in it, I was able to grasp both
worldviews of the Indigenous
and Westerns. I stated my take
on how they compare and
contrast one another.
Thinking / Inquiry
Student provides exceptional
analysis of the article and is able
to connect it to the course in a
clear and concise way
I took a more unconventional
way of connecting the article and
the reflection to my personal
experience instead of the
course. The only way I felt I
could reflect on what I learned
was to connect it to my personal
experiences which in fact helped
me understand both worldviews
a little clearer.
The information presented is very
organized and any mistakes in
writing and speaking conventions
are in no way distracting.
I have reread my reflection
multiple times, and I’m positive
there are no mistakes,
The final product illustrates that
the student followed all of the
instructions the best of their ability
I read the instructions and
followed the requirements best
to my ability.