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Dutch term or phrase:levensbeschouwing
English translation:social studies
Entered by: Dave Greatrix
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00:57 Sep 5, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: levensbeschouwing
dit is een vak in één van de hogere klassen lagere school of één van de lagere klassen van de middelbare school (zoiets als mavo) - weet iemand hoe zoiets op een Engelse school zou worden genoemd?
Titia Dijkstra
Local time: 02:30
social studies
Explanation:
That's the subject your looking for.

Beschouw = examine study

Social = life, interaction
Selected response from:

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Grading comment
Thank you very much - I felt philosphy was in appropriate in the contract and I was really hoping that a native would be able to come up with a better alternative. Incidentally - I have my doubts about whether it is "spot on", but I used it anyway!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3Philosophy of LifeBoudewijn van Milligen
na +1wrong answerBoudewijn van Milligen
na +1weltanschauung, outlook on life, personal and social studiesTitia Dijkstra
na +1social studies
Dave Greatrix
naSocial studies is not a correct translation ofxxxjarry
naPersonal and social education (PSE)
Dave Greatrix
naoutlook on life
Marijke Mayer
na -1WeltanschauungMeturgan
Summary of reference entries provided
refs
Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer

  

Answers


12 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Philosophy of Life


Explanation:
Standard translation.

HTH


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Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 36

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marijke Mayer
2 mins

agree  xxxjarry
41 mins

agree  xxxHenri
44 mins
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19 mins
outlook on life


Explanation:
per Van den End's Jur. Lex. and lot in Google:

... Moorer has new outlook on life and career. MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Michael Moorer is thirsty for victory — and said quitting ...
www.usatoday.com/sports/boxing/stories/2001-07-23-moorer.ht...
A new outlook on life
... 06 October 1999, ... own applications. By Bob Arnson. A
new outlook on life.
community.borland.com/devnews/article/0,1714,10356,00.html
MadSci Network: Astronomy Re: What is the long-term outlook for life
on Earth and in our solar system? ...
www.madsci.org/posts/archives/jun99/929536710.As.r.html
Old Age: Symbolic Statements: Outlook on LIfe
a visit to Chartres, France, my wife ...
www.gen.umn.edu/faculty_staff/yahnke/gallery/symbol8.htm

Marijke



    Reference: http://www.google.com
    Van den End's Jur. Lex.
Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 525
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
Weltanschauung


Explanation:
eventueel nog Weltansicht

See: Webster's Encyclopedic Unanbridged Dictionary of the English Language
New revised edition 1989

Meturgan
Hungary
Local time: 02:30
PRO pts in pair: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer: different meaning. see Oxforddictionaries.com: "Weltanschauung: A particular philosophy or view of life; the world view of an individual or group. Example: "Yet no elaborate semantics are necessary to find consistency in the Nazi Weltanschauung."
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14 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
social studies


Explanation:
That's the subject your looking for.

Beschouw = examine study

Social = life, interaction

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747
Grading comment
Thank you very much - I felt philosphy was in appropriate in the contract and I was really hoping that a native would be able to come up with a better alternative. Incidentally - I have my doubts about whether it is "spot on", but I used it anyway!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof: Perfect translation considering it is a subject in school.
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1 day 6 hrs
Personal and social education (PSE)


Explanation:
Titia, I aws speaking to a freind of mine this morning, he is an english schools inspector. Since I left school, a new subject has been added to the cirriculums - PSE. Now you have a choice.

Bye.

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747
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1 day 7 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
wrong answer


Explanation:
I'm sorry to say that you selected the wrong answer. "Social studies" in Dutch is "maatschappijleer". The term "levensbeschouwing" is far more general and covers also the religious aspects of life.

Please note that being a native in the target language does not guarantee a perfect understanding of the source language... so a translation by a native speaker does not ALWAYS override other translation suggestions...

Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 36

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agree  xxxjarry
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1 day 11 hrs
Social studies is not a correct translation of


Explanation:
"levensbeshouwing". An answer should be reviewed on its merits, regardless of who provides it, English native speaker or not.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
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1 day 12 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
weltanschauung, outlook on life, personal and social studies


Explanation:
As I seem to have started quite a debate, let me just clarify; I did not choose social studies because it was offered by a native speaker, but because, given the context and my understanding of the Dutch it simply was the best proposal (i.e. on the merits). I got quite a few helpful terms though from all of you and I am grateful for your efforts.
Of course, you need not agree with my final choice and, incidentally, I still feel that the "perfect" solution has not been offered.
Thank you all for trying, Titia

Titia Dijkstra
Local time: 02:30
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 84

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer: A "perfect" solution has not been offered as there is none. The UK/US and Dutch systems are very different. See also my refs, to show just how hard – if not downright impossible – this pesky Dutch term is to translate.
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Reference comments


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Reference: refs

Reference information:
regarding ‘PSE’:

see e.g.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal,_Social_and_Health_Ed...

It seems this element of English-language state school curriculums can take various forms:

US (+ Wales): ‘Personal and Social Education’ (PSE)
England and Wales: ‘Personal, Social and Health Education’ (PSHE)
Ireland: Social, Personal and Health education (SPHE)

It is also known as:

PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) and
PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education)

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see also: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/dutch_to_english/other/30474-leven...

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Interesting discussion of Dutch education-related terminology relating to: "religie, godsdienst, and levensbeschouwing" @ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=wy6ayozsSywC&pg=PA34&lpg...

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"Levensbeschouwing

Levensbeschouwing is een visie op het leven: wat het leven betekent, wat de waarde ervan is en hoe het geleefd moet worden.

Een term die erop lijkt is filosofie, alhoewel filosofie vooral een gerichte levensbeschouwelijke activiteit op rationele grondslag is.

Levensbeschouwingen echter kunnen ook een minder rationele basis hebben. Zo is het mogelijk dat de aanhangers ervan zich beroepen op een al dan niet voor iedereen toegankelijke openbaring van buitenaf (religie en/of esoterie), op een 'innerlijke stem' (eigen geweten of gevoel of ook esoterie) of op culturele tradities. 'Ideologie' en 'wereldbeeld' zijn termen die overlappen of vaak geassocieerd worden met het begrip levensbeschouwing.

In het onderwijs in Nederland wordt de term 'bijzonder' gebruikt om scholen van een zekere levensbeschouwelijke richting te onderscheiden van openbare scholen, die door de overheid worden onderhouden en geacht worden geen bepaalde levensbeschouwelijke stroming boven een andere te stellen.

Levensbeschouwing wordt ook als vak onderwezen aan diverse onderwijsinstituten.
" (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levensbeschouwing )

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fwiw,

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levensbeschouwing links to:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_stance

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https://goo.gl/Sj2Vj5 (Google search for: "Levensbeschouwing" dutch education schools worldview)

yields quite a few hits supporting:

levensbeschouwing = world view

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and:

https://goo.gl/V1aNq3 "Encountering Religious Pluralism in School and Society, By Thorsten Knauth" has:

"2.2 Specifications of the setting and the research process

In order to examine students’ views on religion, we used the Dutch translation of the qualitative REDCo-questionnaire as it was developed for the REDCo comparative research project. Some slight changes have been made, in order to make the questions more comprehensible for the Dutch students.

An important distinction is that we chose to use the word ‘worldview’ [levensbeschouwing; in German Weltanschauung] instead of‘religion’ [godsdienst] in recognition of the fact that everybody in some way or another reflects upon his or her life, (cf. Zuurdeeg, 1958, p. 96 ff.), and clarified to the students that every person has a worldview. We made that decision because most Dutch adolescents are not that strongly committed to institutionalised religion. By using the broader term ‘worldview’, we expected to get more meaningful reactions and to include as many students as possible."

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see also this guy, e.g.:

Cok Bakker:

NL: hoogleraar Didactiek van Levensbeschouwelijke vorming bij de Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht

EN: Full Professor of Didactics of World View Education at Utrecht University,

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1301
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