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Head, Heart and Hands Approach

At All Nations, we believe that people are whole beings and learn best when subjects are taught in an integrated way, addressing our minds, attitudes and our ability to do things. Thoughts (the cognitive domain), Feelings (the affective domain) and Acts (the psychomotor domain) are rarely discrete entities but are the expression and combination of who we are.

Traditionally training focuses on these three learning domains. We acknowledge, however, that when we learn in a more connected way - with head, hearts and hands all engaged - that this integration ensures fuller assimilation of each subject into the understanding and experience of the learner, thus enabling a process of personal and group transformation through the learning experience.

If you are a logical, mathematical thinker, this may help …

If H stands for head, heart and hands, then learning in separate domains is like this:

H + H + H which equals 3H

But if those domains are connected and integrated, then learning is like this:

H x H x H which equals H3.

If we put numbers to those letters, it makes it clearer.

Suppose each domain is worth 10 points, then:

10 + 10 + 10 equals 30.

But 10 x 10 x 10 equals 1000… a much greater result!

So if you come to All Nations be prepared to engage not only your head (mind, intellect) but also your heart (character, emotions) and hands (actions, relationships and practical skills), trusting that God will use this approach as a tool for transformation.

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