Firstly there is the need to understand what is holistic learning. Holistic learning is the way of learning connecting mind ,body and spirit inl early childhood days.Although the term is very confusing to parents. They need to understand the concept and how the the education goes about. Often you'll find that schools advertise that they follow a holistic curriculum. Difficult to understand. Yes many schools have yoga as one subject in school. To a certain extent yoga and meditation control the minds and help in greater concentration.
It is also confusing whether these type of learning institutions include academic curriculum .
Moreover such terms like holistic learning are difficult for people to understand, especially the layman.
How many schools in one particular area, follow this? Not many I suppose. Maybe as its gains more popularity we might see that it may be a way of perfect learning ,of course with the best mentors.
Yoga and meditation are very useful to know your inner self. Then you say you are getting holistic learning. Self-realisation and contentment will come only from holistic learning.
My reply would sound disheartening. A good suggestion but I fear this will never see the light of the day in our Indian system of Education in the near future.
What you are talking about is a system that is like the ancient day Gurukul system. In holistic principles, the focus is on physical, emotional and spiritual well being, when applying this to education, it would mean teaching the events of life from these aspects.
Coming back to reality, we live in a world where education is one of the most lucrative business models. Parents are sending 5-year-olds to extra-coaching classes to prepare them for entrance exams for 1st standard. This is the harsh truth.
Which group of schools would ever agree to give up a cash-rich cow that can be milked and lose the golden opportunity to earn money? Equally important is, which group of parents would be brave enough to put their children into genuine holistic schools and take their eyes off the competitive streams.
It would take a mini-revolution to get this changed. The least we can do practically is bringing down the hype and importance given to the strenuous education model, then include non-competitive subjects and focus on yoga/meditation etc at the primary school level and assess the change.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease