Holistic Education

Holistic Education

Coleman College strives to produce all-rounded graduates who are equipped with the 21st Century skills and competencies, anchored on the right values and put the community interests before self. This is in line with our Mission to create opportunities for all learners to acquire knowledge and skills meeting the requirement of the international job market.

The Coleman’s Petal Framework for Holistic Education is anchored on the College’s Core Values:

  • Quality
  • Affordability
  • Efficiency
  • Improvements

These values are imparted through our values in practice (VIP) and role-modeling by our staff throughout the students’ learning experiences in Coleman College.

Coleman College’s Petal Framework for Holistic Education


  • Cognitive

    • Cognitive development is achieved through the mastery of the course contents as well as, the acquisition of skills and competencies throughout the course.
    • Activities surrounding this element involve classroom lessons complemented with experiential learning, outdoor activities, group work and project work to enrich the learning experience of the students.
  • Physical

    • The physical aspect of student development is as important as the cognitive. Cultivating interest in and appreciation for physical development enriches the lives of students.
    • Through engagement in outdoor and indoor sports, i.e. floor exercises, trekking and running, to name a few, students are able to explore and discover new horizons to develop new hobbies and interests.
  • Aesthetics

    •  The aesthetic development aims to develop in the learners appreciation for beauty and the arts.
    • Activities here may range from a visit to an art gallery or the library, to learning basic social dance, cookery, or art class.
  • Social

    • The social aspect is aimed at creating opportunities for students to relate to their environment within and outside of Coleman.
    • Activities may be as small as a term-end gathering of each class, an acquaintance BBQ party, Christmas celebration per level, to as big as a year-end bonanza involving the whole of Coleman, showcasing the various talents and skills of students across various courses.
  • Character

    • The character forms significant part of the holistic development of the students’ personalities, morals, and altruistic beliefs.
    • Classes may visit an old folks’ home, or help do a clean-up drive in one of the homes chosen by a community partner. A community outreach of any form helps build the character and morale of the learners.