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Worlview, Culture, Learning and Cultural Differences

1). What is a worldview and how does it relate to culture?
2). Describe McCormick and Amundson's career life-planning model. How does it compare to traditional counseling models?
3). How does a student's cultural background influence learning?
4). Why is it necessary to recognize and validate cultural differences in working with adults in the helping professions.

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1). What is a worldview and how does it relate to culture?

By definition, worldview is related to culture. For exmaple, the term worldview is used to refer to the common concept of reality shared by a particular group of people, usually referred to as a culture, or an ethnic group. However, worldview is an individual as well as a group phenomenon. http://strategyleader.org/worldview/worldvwhat.html

A worldview is how someone views the world in terms of perceptions, attitudes and values. It is what is perceived to be of value or important to the person. In other words, like I said in my last response (which is my view), a worldview is the basic perspective, the lens that people use to understand the world around them, and how they experience it. Therefore, a worldview includes our attitudes, beliefs and values about what is important to us. A worldview is a description of the world (e.g., the world is a good place to live; people are mostly good; or visa versa) that shapes and guides our lives, helping us to understand, explain and explore the world. World views can be optimistic or pessimistic, however.

A worldview is directly related to culture, mainly because worldviews are often directly transmitted through culture via the socialization process. Different cultures have different worldviews; thus, it is sometimes referred to as a cultural worldview. In other words, different cultural worldviews have different ways of perceiving the world around them, different attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors; and different ways of defining what is important to them and what matters in their world. Thus, a worldview is related to culture in this way. Cultural worldviews are one way of looking at the world; each culture has its unique worldview.

2). Describe McCormick and Amundson's career life-planning model. How does it compare to traditional counseling models? (from http://www.effectsproject.uts.edu.au/project_papers/3_vijendra_lal.pdf)

What do you think about this model as compared tot he traditional counseling models? McCormick and Amundson's career life-planning model integrates traditional career counseling components (educational training, labor-market options) and cultural components. It is an integrative model as compared to an individualistic model of traditional counseling. In fact, there are eight cultural components that play out in counseling:

ยท Connectedness (all things are interrelated) and Balance (all the elements of life and living are interdependent, well-being flows from balance and harmony in personal and ...

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In terms of cultural differences, this solution explains the concept of a worldview and how it relates to culture. It describes McCormick and Amundson's career life-planning model and how it compares to traditional counseling models. It then explains how a student's cultural background influences learning and why it is necessary to recognize and validate cultural differences in working with adults in the helping professions.

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