This is called SYSTEMIC THINKING, your ability to see things as systems and as an interconnected web of things
One of the problems of society is that we are becoming a very “SPECIALIST SOCIETY”. Everything you study to the depth is of a particular specialization. The problem with that is, sometimes you start looking at optimizing components. But, when you think of THE SYSTEM as a whole, optimization might be bad for the entire system, be it Medicine, education, or raising a child. You can’t look at the child in isolation and understand whether he or she is fairing well. You got to look at the child in relation to the environment, the parents, the grandparents, the relatives for you to get an understanding of what’s going on with the child. So, you can’t call it a holistic view, because it’s not like you have one picture, but it’s more like you understand the nitty-gritty of the child, the society, the relationship, the dynamics within the family – conscious and unconscious, and you understand how all of these things work together. This is called SYSTEMIC THINKING, your ability to see things as systems and as an interconnected web of things. And that is what LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT are about. It’s never an individual or isolated activity.