Holistic education – a model based on three pillars from cognitive science. An example from science education


  • Eliza Rybska Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Maciej Błaszak Adam Mickiewicz University



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holistic education, neural networks, dimensions of holistic education – sensibility, functionality, rationality


In this conceptual article we present a modular model of holistic education. Within this approach, an educational activity (and a child’s learning that derives from it) can be characterized in three dimensions: 1) safety, inclusion and participation; 2) interaction, cognition and representation; and 3) affective action leading to imagination and creativity. A holistic approach nurturing the full cognitive development of a child requires going beyond what a conventional school offers, but still presumes designed but liberating processes. We provide a neurobiological argument for holistic education supported by evidence for the featured three dimensions of holistic education along with illustrative examples.


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Rybska, E., & Błaszak, M. . (2020). Holistic education – a model based on three pillars from cognitive science. An example from science education. Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji, 49(2), 45–59. https://doi.org/10.26881/pwe.2020.49.04



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