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Holistic Learning

We can think of learning as taking place in four different ways that fit together and support each other.

These four forms of learning are distinct yet they support each other. The ones higher in this list being supported by those that are lower, as shown below.

Another way of putting this is:

If it does not feel right, we cannot imagine it.

If we cannot imagine it, we cannot make sense of it.

If we cannot make sense of it, we cannot do it.

Diagram showing holistic learning as a pyramid

Derived from: Heron, J. (1999) The complete facilitator's handbook London, UK Sterling, VA, USA: Kogan Page, Ch3

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