First Nations people view learning as a continuous process throughout one’s life cycle. The First Nations Holistic Lifelong Learning Model captures this complex, inclusive and integrated process that also incorporates the many forms of intelligence. It is a visually appealing tool for revealing the forces that operate through our life cycle. It is a way to honour learning that includes students as well as everyone in the learning community. The Model identifies the many factors that influence our development and learning, providing many insights into the nature of these influences.
This Plain Talk looks at learning and intelligence holistically and provides a significant new perspective and approach that is consistent with First Nations values and principles.