Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”

2022-01-03T20:38:27-08:00

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”  And, In Fact, Could Save Us from Extinction During President Clinton’s election, the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” was coined. It should have been “It’s the worldview, stupid.” When Obama used “Change we can believe in” for his slogan, I told him, without a worldview change, things will stay the same.” — Joseph Ohayon Better understood as "what is" (fact) and "what ought to be" (value), the fact/value distinction is the thin line between what is truth and what is right. — Charlie [...]

Why Making Vital Distinctions Between Indigenous and Dominant Worldviews is Not a “Binary Thinking Problem”2022-01-03T20:38:27-08:00

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)

2021-12-13T18:25:22-08:00

James W. Ptak, EdD With great sadness, we share with our Fielding community that alum James W. Ptak, EdD, passed away on November 12, 2021. In his dissertation, titled “From Chaos to Individual and Collective Well-Being: A Worldview Transformation (Engaging Concentration-Activated Transformation within Soliloquy),” he explored a personal journey of moving from a dominant worldview (DW) toward Indigenous worldview (IW). Dr. Ptak described his dissertation as first-person, soliloquy research that enabled him, as a dominant worldview-oriented individual, “to embrace, persist, and prevail in Indigenous wisdom-based well-being to gain balance and harmony within myself, my sense of humanity, and [...]

The Indigenous Worldview Research Award Honors Late Jim Ptak, EdD (ELC’19)2021-12-13T18:25:22-08:00

Celebrating our Navajo Partnership

2022-01-04T17:05:09-08:00

Today marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, when we celebrate the contributions of our Native American students, alumni, faculty, staff and trustees to the Fielding community, as well as the myriad contributions of Native Americans more broadly. Fielding has graduated numerous Navajo students from our EdD, Leadership for Change, program, and is currently partnering with the Navajo Nation to offer graduate study to more than 20 Navajo educators who are working towards their EdD degrees at Fielding. Window Rock, Arizona, site of the Navajo Education Conference “These educators are advancing their knowledge of learning strategies and [...]

Celebrating our Navajo Partnership2022-01-04T17:05:09-08:00
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