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FORUM #1: WRITING ABOUT YOUR WORLDVIEW
ASSIGNMENT/FORUM #1: YOUR WORLDVIEW. DUE BY OUR NEXT CLASS.
***A. Take About 30 minutes to write down your ideas of what YOUR worldview is. Use Sire’s 8 questions and answer every question in a sentence or two.
Many students have not really written about their beliefs before. This is just a preliminary attempt at stating your worldview. This is Your worldview, so you do not need to consult other references. Your complete assignment should be about one page long. You do not need to read another student’s Forum/Assignment. You will Not be graded on your beliefs.
James Sire: 8 Basic Life Questions (Consult your text if you have questions)
that a worldview should answer:
1.What is prime reality—the really real?
2. What is the nature of external reality, that is the world around us?
3. What is a human being?
4. What happens to a person at death?
5. How is it possible to know anything at all? Can we trust what we think we know?
6. How do we know what is right and wrong?
7. What is the meaning of human history?
8. What personal, life-orienting core commitments are consistent with this worldview?
***B. Now answer the following question in a few sentences: How does your worldview relate to your own values and goals in life?
NOTE: SAVE YOUR ANSWER TO REFER TO WHEN YOU WRITE YOUR FINAL REFLECTION PAPER AT THE END OF THE TERM.