True learning is permanent and useful and it leads to intelligent action and further learning.  True learning arises out of experience, interest and concern of the learner.

Every child, without exception, has an innate and unquenchable thirst to understand the world in which he lives and to gain freedom and competence in it. Whatever truly adds to his understanding, his capacity for growth and pleasure, his powers, his sense of his own freedom, dignity and worth, may be said to be true education.

In fact, learning is the human activity which least needs manipulation by others. Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is the result of unhampered participation in life in a meaningful setting. Holistic education is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through self -learning and through connections to the community and the natural world.
If we want to change the world we must start with education. We all realize that our educational systems are not keeping pace with a changing world. Many of the schools are engaged in sweeping reforms that address structure, method, and content. But will transformation occur by simply modifying the forms of education, or should we re-examine our fundamental approach to children?