At LEARN Inc., as we strive to support students in becoming global citizens that are self-actualized and able to contribute their unique gifts to pursuits that aid in the wonderfulness of themselves and their world, we work to ensure that we are cultivating learning opportunities that honor the whole person.
Whole-person learning within k-12 education is a platform that includes much more than standard academics. An environment that implements a whole-person learning model understands the value and foundational needs of social, emotional, and physiological growth opportunities. Whole-person learning values the process of learning, and with this approach, facilitator attention is directed towards helping students become active participants in uncovering how to learn, rather than just what to learn.
Whole person learning values the needs and experiences of the learner. It encourages choice, collaboration, and the cultivation of individualized opportunities built through creative, critical thinking processes.
The Oasis School of Human Relations understands the effects that whole-person learning models can have in a variety of domains. The above link will direct you some comprehensive resources that further explore the concept and the application of whole-person learning models.
If education is to change so that it can better serve the learner, the development of environments and opportunities that honor the experience and the needs of the whole person is crucial.