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ERIC Number: EJ1066819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Holistic Education: An Approach for 21 Century
Mahmoudi, Sirous; Jafari, Ebrahim; Nasrabadi, Hasan Ali; Liaghatdar, Mohmmd Javad
International Education Studies, v5 n2 p178-186 Apr 2012
Holistic education encompasses a wide range of philosophical orientations and pedagogical practices. Its focus is on "wholeness," and it attempts to avoid excluding any significant aspects of the human experience. It is an eclectic and inclusive movement whose main characteristic is the idea that educational experiences foster a less materialistic and a more spiritual worldview along with more dynamic and holistic views of reality It also proposes that educational experience promote a more balanced development of--and cultivate the relationship among--the different aspects of the individual (intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional, social and Aesthetic), as well as the relationships between the individual and other people, the individual and natural environment, the inner-self of students and external. world, emotion and reason, different discipline of knowledge and different form of knowing. holistic education is concerned with life experience, not with narrowly defined "basic skills".
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Language: English
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