Life-based learning teaches children to know about and look after their bodies, their emotions and their minds.
Three aspects of Self
Self has three aspects, each referred to as a ‘theme’ in the MAC life-based learning framework.
- The body
- The emotions
- The mind
The interdependence of the three themes is of crucial importance
Without the body, there is no life. Without the mind, you are no longer recognisable as the person you were. When emotions are turbulent, the body is under stress and the mind is unable to function. It is the integration of all three that makes for a fulfilling human existence.