STRATEGIES, METHODOLOGIES AND ESSENCE OF HOLISTIC EDUCATION bY Dr. Vipul V. Makodia[1]

 

Abstract

Holistic education focuses on the fullest possible development of the person, encouraging individuals to become the very best or finest that they can be and enabling them to experience all they can from life and reach their goals. These experiences or achievements can be rare, special and deeply meaningful experiences for the individual or could represent a position, role or vocation that they perceive as unique or special and is an important goal in their life. Understanding that support which once came from traditional families, religion, or old tribes no longer exists, holistic education seeks to modify learning of human goodness, personal greatness, and the joy of living both in trials and in successes. Pressure from competition in school, after-school activities, and the social pressure to look a certain way, as well as the violence which typically accompanies school children both physically, psychologically, and emotionally, takes away from a child’s ability to learn. Holistic education rectifies this. The purpose of this paper is to discuss strategies, methodologies, and essence of holistic education.

Keywords: Holistic education, Features of holistic education, Methods and tools used for holistic education, Necessity and effects of holistic education.

[1] Associate Professor & Head, Dept. Of English, Bhavan’s Shri A.K. Doshi Mahila College, Jamnagar.