Belief systems World view



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Students learn about:

Define the meanings of




  • Belief systems




  • World view




  • Ideology

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Identify the nature and extent of belief systems both within and outside Australia.






Identify some of the questions that humans have asked about human existence, societies, environments and time that have led to the development of varied belief systems.






Identify the difference between religious and non religious belief systems.






Examine the nature and role of ideology (idea) and beliefs in societies and cultures.




Nature:

Role:

Identify the impact of beliefs upon persons, societies and cultures across time.




persons
societies
cultures
time.

Examine the nature and role of ritual in belief systems.






What is a ritual?
What is the nature of rituals?
What is the role of rituals in a belief system?

Examine acceptance and rejection of belief systems






Identify the role of beliefs in people’s lives








Identify your own beliefs, both religious and non religious





Religious beliefs


Non religious beliefs

Identify the origins of your own beliefs.




Use concepts such as- power, gender, values, customs, philosophy, life cycle, beliefs, norms, ideology, continuity.


Compare your beliefs with those held by persons in other times and places


My beliefs Other beliefs Analysis – why are there similarities

and differences.

Identify the impacts of beliefs on my life







My Focus Study: ________________________________________

(Confucianism, Humanism, Islam, Buddhism, Capitalism, Socialism, Consumerism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Feminism, Men’s Movement, Environmentalism).





Identify the historical basis of the belief system


Who, What, Where, When and Why

Identify the continuities of the belief system today.

Identify the extent of its following in the world today








Account for the nature of the following today.


Identify important places and/or scripts





Evaluate the importance of such places/scripts.


Examine the role of, and acceptance of, dissent








Examine the nature of power within the belief systems







Evaluate the nature of power

Examine gender roles within the belief system







Analyse the nature of gender roles (Why)


Identify aspects of continuity and change within the belief system

Aspects of continuity

Use concepts- values, customs, language, philosophy, ritual, life cycle, beliefs, norms, symbols, ideology, hierarchy, myth, power structures.




Aspects of change

Use concepts- Ritual, life cycle, symbols, ideology, world view, globalization, conflict.


Identify the role of tradition and cultural heritage within the belief system.




Role of tradition:

Role of cultural heritage:

Evaluate the role of tradition and cultural heritage within the belief system.

Identify the impact of technology on the belief system.








Assess the impact of technology on the belief system

Identify the impact of globalization on the belief system



Consider the impact values, customs, language, philosophy, rituals, life cycle, beliefs, norms, symbols, ideology, hierarchy, power structures, conflict.


Evaluate the impact of globalization on the belief system

Outline how change and resistance to change affects the belief system



How has change affected the belief system

How has resistance to change affected the belief system

Examine the impact of the belief system on wider society ………..





At a national level

At a global level.

Construct scenarios for the future directions of the belief system

on a local, national and global scale.

Methodologies




Identify and describe the role of belief systems in your own life and in the macro world.


Apply the methodology of case study to research of

a belief system.

Use content analysis to examine literature, art, music or other appropriate expression of a belief system.



Select, organize and evaluate information and sources

By using ONE of the following-

Questionnaire, Interview or focus group.





Evaluate the continuities and changes to the belief system





I
The future


dentify views about the future of the belief system

Examine the impact of the belief system upon the future.





Examine the relationship of the belief system to peace

and conflict in the world.

Brainstorm how each of the following depth study concepts relates to the study of Belief Systems.




Values

customs

language

philosophy

ritual

Life cycle

beliefs

norms

symbols

ideology

Hierarchy

myth

continuity

change

worldviews

Globalization

Power structures

conflict

Gender/technology

Power/authority


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