Today, parents and educators alike want more from their children’s education. They are looking for an approach to education that is in tune with each child’s unique needs and skills, and one that prepares the child to become a well-rounded adult.
Holistic education offers an alternative to the traditional way of teaching-learning methods. Different studies have shown that through playful learning experiences, children can acquire broad, dynamic, and interconnected skills rapidly and effectively. Instead of teaching school subjects in isolation, the holistic approach seeks to empower children to use their academic learning as a foothold for their emotional and social development.
When we incorporate a holistic perspective into early learning, we support the entire being of each child. We let them have the best chance at a rich life because we consider the full spectrum of their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and personal journeys.
Holistic Learning is Especially Effective as –
All learning is connected: Holistic educators know learning is intertwined and interconnected. Even when there’s a specific learning outcome, such as identifying animals or making animal sounds, they see how the activity is also integrated with skills like speaking, interacting, and listening.
Values are integrated into learning: With holistic learning, the spirit of the child is developed by exposure and focus on important values. As examples, they may learn how to share with others, wait for their turn or offer help to another child. Holistic learning allows for children to develop strong internal values and confidence because their whole being is considered during the learning process.
Positive and long-term results: Holistic education has a positive and long-term result as children can develop better communication and social skills and they feel confident to face the world. They become international-minded and feel good about learning new things and challenging themselves in every field of life.
Makes learning fun and meaningful: This approach motivates children to enroll in extracurricular classes such as public speaking or reading class where students get the opportunity to develop certain 21st-century life skills. Moreover, a holistic approach encourages children to make connections between different subjects and skills. This kind of teaching does not restrict to the classroom setting. Parents and educators work in collaboration to create an environment where children can experiment and explore. The objective of holistic education is to make learning so joyful and meaningful that the child seeks it even when he is out of the classroom and this continues to fuel the child’s quest for lifelong learning and development.
KCIS plays a vital role in the HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT of every child.