Standard 9: Worldview
Worldview is a distinct perspective held by an individual that serves as a guiding principle to act a certain way.
In a world filled with varying ideologies, adopting a particular worldview can be a daunting task. However, the versatility of a worldview makes it less rigid a task as it can improve over time. I am proud to say that, after much deliberation, I hold a Christian theistic worldview. This worldview is the basis for my views on various issues existing on this side of eternity.
My Christian theistic worldview, however, presents many implications for education. As an educator, I must strive to provide for my students the avenues to acquire knowledge. As a student myself, I benefitted through the experience of studying Comparative Religion, and for this reason, I want to share it with others. A Christian theist's characteristic is a drive to share the gospel with everyone. This attitude of sharing the gospel is not limited to church pulpits only. It has found its way into the classrooms too. My skills as a Literature Evangelist prove helpful in the accomplishment of this endeavor.
Being a Literature Evangelist provides me with many insights and knowledge to implement my professional skills as an educator. As a Seventh-day Adventist educator, I desire to teach my students about Christ and help them teach others (Knight, 2006, Chapter 10, Section 7, para. 24). The proof of knowing Jesus is in sharing Jesus. I want to inspire a love for the Word of God in my students to help them develop and strengthen their worldview. I desire to teach them to live life to the fullest with Jesus Christ as the nucleus of it all. "The very existence of Christian educational institutions is due to the Christian belief that life is meaningless outside of Christ" (Knight, 2006, para. 10).
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4 **Using Social Media For His Glory (Christian worldview)
Implications for diversity also constitute my chosen worldview. As a citizen of the United States of America, I cannot escape diversity. I contribute to the diversified nature of the land. However, I find my greatest joy in being a citizen of heaven, a requirement of my stated worldview, where diversity is also inescapable. As a disciple of Christ, I desire to acknowledge the varied characteristics that my students possess to help them successfully "carry forward the work to which they had been called" (White, 1911, p. 20).
As a Christian educator, I expect to find diversity in my students, such as diversity of minds and plans. In order "to deal successfully with these different minds," I will need "to exercise great tact and delicacy in management, as well as firmness in government" (White, 1954, p. 323). For those students who are called to do literature evangelism, White (1995) advises, "You are not to become discouraged when you find that many do not see in all points as you do and that there is a diversity of plans" (p. 265). I desire to be the example that my students need to be successful in their endeavors. Living by example is a characteristic of Christian theism. It is sometimes a great challenge for many Christians.
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