COMPONENTS OF HOLISTIC LEARNING
This is the first article in our series on Holistic Learning, to read the introduction and view the other components to follow please click here
1. The Learning Community
When a group forms for educational purposes, a learning community (LC) can be created consciously. The learning community is different to the conventional classroom. For instance; in the LC the teaching role can move round the group – it doesn’t stay with one ‘teacher’.
The ‘teacher’ is also there to learn and the teacher role becomes that of facilitator, or in the Findhorn Foundation a ‘focaliser’, the person who holds the focus. (The teacher can certainly be the one with the most information to disseminate, but information dissemination and absorption may not be the primary learning of the group!) [Read more…]