There is a disadvantage to the whole part whole method of instruction. The disadvantage is that the transfer of skills from parts, to a whole may not be effective.
It's from Gestalt psychology which is based on the premise that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. To my knowledge it comes from the new science of systems, General Systems Theory and infers that one cannot know the whole through the traditional science of reductionism, taking it apart, studying the parts and putting them back together again, thinking then you know the whole. The reason for this is one can only understand the parts in interaction, or as they term it dynamic interaction, for there seems always an emergent quality or qualities that arise from this dynamic interaction of the parts, which could never have been predicted by the study of the parts in isolation. Part to part, part to the whole and the whole to each of its parts. We might say we know the whole, when we know a working whole.
The medicinal parts of alfalfa are the whole plant and the seeds.
Right now it is 1 whole. Back then it was divided into 5 parts
== == to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine: found on dictionary.com
the emperor unified the whole country.
Cells, tissues, organs, systems, whole body.
parts of the whole are fractions.
As a broad rule of thumb, I tend to switch the alto part to top tenor and put the whole arrangement up about a third. You may have to adjust the bari and top tenor parts to suit the voice but it usually works ok.
It means the whole plot comes together smoothly with an ending.
There are an infinite number of equal parts in the whole. If you divide something into four equal parts, there will be four parts in the whole. If you divide something into 100,000 equal parts, there will be 100,00 parts in the whole.
A system is a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
A pie graph shows parts of a whole
STRUCTURE1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way: hierarchical social structure.2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup: triangular in structure.3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity: political structure; plot structure.4. Something constructed, such as a building.5. Biologya. The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.b. An organ or other part of an organism.