COMPONENTS OF HOLISTIC LEARNING
By Dave Till and Christine Lines
This is the third article in our series on Holistic Learning, to read the introduction and view the other components to follow please click here.
3. Conflict Resolution
To quote Arnold Mindell, “conflict is neither good nor bad, it is just inevitable”. Dave Till explains that throughout his time as a lecturer in higher education he had to deal with conflict.
“Conflict between staff members, conflict between staff and management, conflict between students and conflicts between students and staff. Yet not once was conflict an official part of the learning even though it was so widespread and extensive in every educational group of which I was a part.”
“Outside of mainstream education, I learned many good things about the value of conflict especially from Mindell’s Process Work. Conflict is part of holistic learning. When we made room for it, conflict was welcomed and examined in the Findhorn Community Semester (FCS) programme within the Findhorn Foundation College.” [Read more…]