Holonic Theory and Holistic Education

Josep Gallifa (Ramon Llull University)

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This paper presents the holonic theory, which is an attempt to develop in a single model the explanation of the evolution in the physic, biologic and cultural dimensions. The purpose of this development is to understand the traits of nowadays common holism, which is considered a necessary thinking practice in different domains, among them education. A phenomenological study has been developed connecting diverse noospheric holons. The results allow for a characterization of the holonic structure of a holistic consciousness act. This characterization is used to define holistic education: An education with the dimensions of preservation, profundity, projective action and span.  The article can be read as a contribution to provide ontological and epistemological bases for going beyond the modern worldview and the widespread postmodern syncretism. These findings help in providing a framework for today’s holistic pedagogical debates and developments.


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Holonic Theory; Holistic Education; Holistic Pedagogy; Phenomenology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jiep.v1i1.415

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