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Meaning of Holistic Education b.ed notes | Aims of Holistic Education b.ed notes


Meaning of Holistic Education 


Aurobindo says that there has definitely been a change in the outline of Indian education after independence, but it is not sufficient. 

The need of education should be according to the needs of the future which should develop the inner powers of the child. 

Objectives of all-round education.

The goal of education is to develop the child's powers and make them humanistic and holistic by removing individualism and socialism. 

To realize this special mind should be the aim of education. “The main aim of education should be to develop the growing soul, to express that which is best in it and to perfect it for noble work. 


The aims of Holistic Education 

According to Aurobindo are as follows:

1) Physical development and purification - 

The main objective of education is the physical development and purification of the individual. He believed that “Shariramadaya khalu dharma sadhanam (Dharma is practiced through the body only.) 

Therefore balanced development of the body and its purification is absolutely necessary for spiritual development.


2) Training of sense organs : 

Sense organs of a person are the main sources of knowledge. The training of sense organs depends on their proper use. 

The following three means can be adopted for this:

1. To focus the attention of children towards the subject. 

2. Removal of vengeful feelings

3. Practice 


3) Mental development: 

The important aim of education is to develop mental powers. Mental power of the child, especially logic, imagination, memory thinking etc. should be developed keeping in mind the interests of the child.

4) Moral Development :

Moral education plays a very important role in the development of a child. Unless a person has sufficient moral development, he cannot do welfare of mankind. He divided the moral development of man into three parts: passions, habits and samskaras.


5) Spiritual development: 

Man can become a complete human only through spiritual development. The purpose of education is to discover, develop and take the divine part in the form of soul in every person towards perfection. 

6) Development of special abilities: 

Every person has some or the other special ability or ability. The purpose of education is. That he should develop these special apologies.

The format of education should be such that the abilities available in the person can be developed naturally, so that the child can easily achieve every goal of his life. 



Aurobindo has given the following principles of curriculum construction:

1. The curriculum should be interesting and should have the power to attract the child. 

2. The subjects of the curriculum should have the potential for practical and spiritual development, as well as the qualities of life's activity.

3. The format of the curriculum should be such that it can motivate the child's interest towards world knowledge.