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Definitions and meaning of holist

holist

Etymology

holo- +‎ -ist

Adjective

holist (not comparable)

  1. (education, of a learning strategy) That concentrates on forming an overview of the topic.
    • 2012, David H. Jonassen, Barbara L. Grabowski, Handbook of Individual Differences Learning and Instruction, page 209,
      The serialist/holist cognitive style is a measure of a bipolar information-processing strategy that describes the way that learners select and represent information (Pask, 1976; Pask & Scott, 1972).

Coordinate terms

  • (education): serialist

Noun

holist (plural holists)

  1. A believer in, or practitioner of, holism; one who believes that a topic of study cannot be fully understood by studying the parts, or who studies by considering the whole.
  2. (sociology) One who advocates studying society as a whole, and who consistently interprets the actions of individuals in that context.
    • 1991, Jack Snyder, 5: Science and Sovietology: Bridging the Methods Gap in Soviet Foreign Policy Studies, Erik P. Hoffmann, Robbin Frederick Laird, Frederic J. Fleron (editors), Soviet Foreign Policy, 2009, page 132,
      Holism is more eclectic in its methods; for most holists, rigor means reconstructing the meaning of an action in the subject's own terms, and interpreting it in light of a richly detailed cultural, social, and historical context.
    • 2006, Mario Bunge, 1: A systemic perspective on crime, Per-Olof H. Wikström, Robert J. Sampson (editors), The Explanation of Crime: Context, Mechanisms and Development, page 9,
      By contrast, the holists, like Emile Durkheim, regard individual action as only a reaction to pressures exerted by society as a whole: they are right in stressing the social embeddedness of individual action.
  3. (education) One who prefers to learn by forming an overview of the topic.
    • 2012, David H. Jonassen, Barbara L. Grabowski, Handbook of Individual Differences Learning and Instruction, page 209,
      Holists use a global, thematic approach to learning by concentrating first on building broad descriptions. [] The holist then uses complex links to relate mutileveled information.

Coordinate terms

  • (believer in or practitioner of holism): reductionist
  • (education): serialist

Related terms

  • holistic
  • holism

Translations

See also

  • positivism
  • reductionism

Anagrams

  • lithos, thiols, thoils

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a believer in holism.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)