I develop transformational educational programs for engineers here at Engineers Without Borders. One thing we know is that these programs significantly shape the worldviews of the students and professionals that engage with them. I’ve been thinking about how to make this learning journey more explicit so that learners are more likely to engage with the process. My experience has been that a pre-program reflection using the worldview test provides some interesting material to start the group formation and discussion in the first days of our immersive programming.

We are two Belgian teachers, who teach the subjects social sciences and religion to 18 year olds. In a project on human-, world- and God-images, we’ve used your worldview-test. We would like to let you know that the worldview test was certainly a success! The students found it very interesting to find out how they view the world. A colleague of history found this project so interesting that she would like to participate next year so that more depth is created.

Your session was a highlight of the week for me, and truly impressive. Your synthesis of different worldviews was insightful and useful. Your connection to mindfulness demonstrated an ability to creatively meld apparently disparate elements. The exercise you led us through was bold and deeply impacted the group. Using an innovative approach, you urged us each to be thoughtful, you enhanced the relationships within the group, and you turned our subsequent discussions in a direction that was more gentle, more receptive to diverse positions, and more likely to find common ground. I highly recommend you and your approach to groups who are seeking reconciliation and additive collective insight.

I’m faced with a new challenge for next spring — to teach a class on innovation. …  I want to start off the course with some added material on worldviews and interconnectedness, and find assessment tools to determine the baseline for each student.  I also want to assess students at the end of the semester to see if their worldview has changed at all. … I have been searching for a good worldview assessment tool, and I am very impressed with yours.

Scientifically substantiated and accessibly presented, Annick encouraged self-reflection by inviting us to explore our worldviews. This generated understanding for the different ways in which people and organizations tackle challenges – including the creation of a sustainable economy, which was the subject of the afternoon. More clarity about our values brought depth to the panel discussion that followed. Annick’s contribution offered a refreshing, hopeful, and unitive perspective on the common challenges of our time. It really made us all think in a different way.

I’m a high school history teacher and next semester I will be teaching ‘Issues of Indigenous People in a Global Context’.  I thought it would be interesting to start the course with students (grade 12) exploring their own worldview before looking at other worldviews.  Your feedback was extremely informative therefore I would like to incorporate your test into the introductory section of the course.

With her knowledge of worldviews, Annick made an important contribution to our learning community of directors in primary education. She deepened the conversation by helping the directors become more aware of what is implicitly guiding their behavior. By doing so, what is often below the surface became visible. This makes it possible to communicate about it and learn from one another. Her empathic ability, her calm and her sharp analysis create a safe setting, so that the conversation about worldviews and human views – which are foundational to changes in our educational practices – can take place in a constructive way.

I’m an English teacher enlightening my students about their worldviews.  I came across your website and was using it with my students.  Their outcomes provided interesting classroom conversations.

I’m a high school teacher in Australia and am constantly looking to explore things about worldviews with my students. I found your online survey and diagram in particular really helpful. I find many resources are very intellectual and aimed at university contexts, but your survey has quality questions that most people can understand and are engaging for teenagers.