Shifts in the education industry over the last decade have been groundbreaking, including the way students are recruited, retained and taught. Today’s education is, also, geared toward bringing education where and when it is needed, as well as considering the individual needs rather than “all-size-fits-all”. Like many of today’s advanced technology companies, educational institutions utilize everything they can to be benefit from existing integration-enhanced processes and to make use of all the technology available to them. However, risks exist the whole process can be cumbersome and confusing. With modern technology and hard-working educators, educational IT processes can be simplified with easy to use integration tools to operate more efficiently and educate more students and higher the quality. For example see the following website: http://www.jitterbit.com/blog/integration-for-education/
On several levels in the society, it is essential to understand what is meant by education, why it is needed and for what. These questions are important for individuals, communities and societies on equal foots. It is everyone’s concern to learn about the objectives and goals of education for the short and long terms developments on various levels. The increasing complexity of modern societies, the accelerating pressures on natural resources, growing world population and associated environment and climate degradation because of waste and pollution are raising continuous and intensive global debates on the educational process. Meanwhile, conventional education is reductionistic, incomplete and only taking into account the superficial aspects of what it means to be fully human. A multi-dimensional and multi-level perspective for holistic education gives an integrated model for the whole education process where the dimensions of thinking and expression in teaching and learning are being described.
The landscape of a holistic education vision, with multi-levels and multi-dimensions, has “within” and “between” interactive regions both horizontally och vertically. In these regions, all educators and thinkers with relevant expertise in two or three regions “area or field of work” move and interact horizontally and downwards to explore these regions and some more others. This “bird’s eye view” improve the education process and integrate it and makes it continuous. However, in most cases the majority are not aware of the levels above them, their complexity and integrity. Meanwhile, there are always possibilities to present the whole education vision at certain stages and occasions.
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