Holistic Education is a 'whole-body' approach to education. Whether we are looking at the student's whole body or the society as a whole body. From the student's point of view, learning is promoted by engaging the different senses of the student. From the school's point of view, the Holistic approach to learning is to continually place the student within the context of society. In fact, the learning needs of the student are derived from needs of the society at large.
Realistic Education addresses and builds on the rational relationship between the student and the environment. It emphasizes on truth and realities of life rather than the endeavor and appreciation of beauty. It combines scientific knowledge with common sense, and orients itself to the needs of life and changes therein.
Futuristic Education refers to the usage of innovative learning delivery mechanisms. The moot point being that 'how can learning reach students beyond the conventional classroom at campus'. A large part of it relies on e-learning, but more important than technology is the interactive nature of learning delivery. This approach also takes into consideration the up-skilling of the teaching faculty wrt to the new modes of delivery.
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