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Oasis is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of transformative, experiential learning.
Whole Person Learning (WPL) is a radical educational approach developed by Oasis, and supported by global partners.
With a basis in the human potential movement, it seeks to enable people to bring more of themselves to their lives, work and communities.
Most approaches to learning rely on the cognitive acquisition of knowledge. They do not take account of experiential, practical, affective and imaginal ways of learning.
Whole Person Learning recognises that human beings exist in a network of relationships and interdependent systems.
It puts the same value on our spiritual and imaginal worlds as our intellect and physicality.
Whole Person Learning allows learners to discover more of their inner dimension, to learn from first hand experience and to understand the consequences of the decisions they make.
It enhances personal responsibility, autonomy and wellbeing.
Core to the approach is the ability of the person to know themselves and to learn how to know themselves.
This offers an opportunity for greater self-management and efficacy, and access to authentic personal power and authority.
By extension, this greater autonomy can then translate into a richer contribution to one’s work, personal relationships, community and ultimately to the planet.
Our methodology is rigorous, grounded in extensive, ongoing action research, and applicable to all life-work contexts.