Ruby writes from the Philippines. She teaches education courses in HEI. She holds an MAEd with emphasis in curriculum and instruction.
Making the right educational option for your child may be difficult. Public, private, or homeschooling are just a few of your choices. There are typically numerous questions and less options. Further, the cost of education nowadays has significantly increased making it almost unaffordable to send children to prestigious schools.
There is a trend in education called holistic education which aims to involve the learner's mind, body, and soul. Its underlying tenet is that each person discovers identity, meaning, and purpose in life via ties to their local community, to the natural world, to humanitarian ideals like compassion and peace, as well as connection to the Source of true education. This philosophy is also known as holistic learning theory.
If you're looking at other possibilities for your child's education, think about the numerous advantages of a holistic education and how it may provide the ideal learning environment for your child. Continue reading to discover the seven advantages of deciding to send your child to school using a comprehensive approach.
1. Individualized education
Personalizing your child's education is one of the benefits of holistic education.
Children with various needs and learning preferences make it challenging to offer a highly successful learning environment for every kid in a standard classroom setting.
Your child's education will take a comprehensive approach to addressing their unique needs and learning preferences. This will allow your youngster to work more independently and at their own speed.
2. Stimulating setting
A comprehensive approach fosters your child's emotional and social growth in addition to intellectual growth. It also allows them to expand their imagination and practice thinking for themselves rather than being constricted and controlled.
As your child's academic intelligence rises, so too will their self-assurance, self-awareness, and sense of social duty. Both of these can be developed concurrently, thus, helping them develop be more balanced individuals.
3. Self-directed education
Self-directed learning is a process in which learners are in charge of organizing, carrying out, and analyzing their own educational experiences (Merriam et al., 2007). In self-directed learning, the greater emphasis of learning is transferred from an external source—a teacher, for example—to the learner. Children are engaged in the learning process in a dynamic classroom, igniting a desire to learn.
A comprehensive approach, like that used at a Montessori school, provides kids a healthy mix of freedom and responsibility, resulting in contented, lifelong learners.
4. Improved problem-solving and creativity
Your child will learn to think critically and develop creative problem-solving skills via hands-on activities and dealing with real-world challenges.
Children get a first hand experience how to collaborate while gathering and evaluating facts in a collaborative setting to resolve issues and problems from real life. This would make them become better prepared as individuals who would live in the real world they will be in.
5. Needs-based education
'Every youngster has special strengths that should be cherished and developed. This demands careful attention and skill on the part of the instructors. To discover these gifts and hone the learners to the highest potentials is one of the thrusts of holistic education. The Bible clarifies this concept when Apostle Paul articulates "But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ" (Ephesians 4:7, KJV).
You'll discover that a formative assessment strategy is optimal for your child's comprehensive education after you grasp the differences between formative and summative evaluations.
6. A diverse approach to curriculum
The curriculum is an important factor to take into consideration as you traverse the hunt for your child's alternative education. It is a key element that plays a vital role in the success of the child's academic life as well as it lays the foundation for his career path. A diversified curriculum that allows each kid to experience their language and culture and connect them with their Creator in the curriculum, and learning environment is part of a holistic approach.
7. Bible-based instruction
A teaching that is embedded in God's word, is the most wonderful advantage of a holistic education. Through lessons, games, and activities inside and outside the classroom that begin and end with God, your kid will be motivated to learn in all the four aspects of life. Your youngster won't become bored, so you won't have to worry about. Instead, each class and activity will provide an enriching experience that pervades every area of your child's life. This concept is founded in the Scripture that author Luke penned, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (Luke 2:52, KJV).
Get regular updates on your child's progress and collaborate with the instructors to solve any issues in a setting that will maximize their achievement.
As you think about the development and education of your child, there are a lot of alternatives to sort through. Making a decision based on your child's requirements, talents, and culture can help to assure their academic, emotional, and mental success. God's word in the Scripture gives this assurance that specifies, "Train up a child in the way He should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6, KJV).
For your child's best academic and well-balanced growth, holistic education may be an excellent strategy.
Watch this video to give you more understanding of holistic education.
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