A Holistic Approach to Education

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If you think that education simply means going to school and graduating with a decent grade, then you have got a lot of learning to do! This kind of education is just the tip of the iceberg. Once you get to know the holistic approach to learning a little better, you’ll soon realize how much learning things can tie up with the improvement of your health and wellbeing! Here are five concrete examples of this approach in action:

 

  1. The Holistic Approach to Physical Education

Physical education is not just about measuring your physical strength, endurance, and all those other more empirical skills. In truth, this subject has a lot more to do with your health and wellbeing than you could ever expect! Instead of just doing whatever your coach tells you to do just to get it over with, why not read up on how these physical activities are controlled by your mental activities, or how being physically fit bodes well for people who wish to become spiritually fit as well? The body is an amazing machine that can offer a lot more than you could ever hope for, so do your research well!

 

  1. The Holistic Approach to Math

Math, also known as the hardest of the hard sciences, may not seem like something that could truly benefit your health and wellbeing if you study it. In truth, though, math has a lot to do with all aspects of life experience—the physical, the mental, and the emotional. The physical is fairly obvious, thanks to geometry and the like. The mental is due to all the heightened brain activity studying math can encourage in you, which is always a good thing. Finally, math opens up your spiritual side by letting you go beyond tangible objects and seeing them in their most abstract and conceptual forms.

 

  1. The Holistic Approach to Music

This is a fairly easy one to understand. Music, after all, has long been known to reach far beyond the physical world, so much so that it is often used as therapy to improve one’s health and wellbeing. Music is mentally stimulating—countless mothers, for instance, prefer to listen to Mozart and other classical music while pregnant, in the hopes that this would stimulate their child’s brain activity. And, of course, music and its effects on people can be described as downright spiritual. It may get your body moving, but it will also get your mind and your soul dancing as well!

 

  1. The Holistic Approach to History

It’s pretty common knowledge that history is one of the richest and most fascinating subjects any person can encounter while in school. But if you approach the topic in a more holistic manner, it can become a thousand times more fascinating than you could ever imagine! The physical facts and bits of trivia are interesting enough, but really getting into the mental state of certain historical leaders or the people of a particular age, or delving into the spiritual state of things during a particularly poignant point in time when people’s health and wellbeing were in danger, makes learning what happened in the past infinitely more enjoyable.

 

  1. The Holistic Approach to Home Economics

A lot of you may have groaned at the thought of taking a home economics class, but you’d be surprised how looking at this course more holistically can do a lot of good for your health and wellbeing! Home economics can work wonders on your mental capabilities, especially when you are tasked to do design work via embroidery or macramé. It takes a lot of brain power to create something beautifully complex, after all! And as for the spiritual side of things, doing routine arts and crafts that require long hours of patience can help train you to have an enduring form of spirituality.

 

Going to school, when done through a more holistic approach that takes all aspects of who you are into consideration, will most certainly be an incredibly interesting experience. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find the more holistic types of students wanting to graduate right away. This approach is conducive to learning more and more for the rest of your life, and this is most definitely an admirable trait in this day and age.

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This article was published on 2012/03/20