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Introduction to the Light Wheel

A self-led online course exploring ways to understand, achieve and measure whole-life transformation


Cover illustration of the 'Light Wheel' framework for measuring change holistically

Illustration of the 'Light Wheel' framework for measuring change holistically

About this course

As we work to respond to poverty, we often ask, 'What does it mean for someone to live well and flourish? And how do we measure that transformative impact?'

In this course, you will learn about Tearfund’s Light Wheel framework, which helps us to understand and measure individual and community well-being. It will take you on a journey around the world to explore the Light Wheel’s nine aspects of well-being and see how they could be applied to your context.

Course details

What does this course include?

  • Biblical reflection on what it means to live ‘life to the full’ (John 10:10) and the broken relationships that can prevent this.
  • Animated case studies from around the world to explore the nine aspects of well-being in more depth.
  • Practical examples to give you inspiration of how to apply the Light Wheel and measure whole-life transformation in your work.

What will you gain from the course?

In this course, you will gain a biblical understanding of what we mean by whole-life transformation and how we should be responding to people’s needs holistically.

You will learn to critically evaluate case studies and to measure how well an individual or community is doing in relation to each aspect of well-being.

You will also have space to reflect on your own life and community through the lens of the Light Wheel.

How long will the course take?

It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this course. You can either complete the course all at once or in different sittings.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free!

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, on completion of the course you will get a downloadable certificate.

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‘The Light Wheel helps you to understand development holistically. It is a mechanism for planning for change. It helps a community to think about where they can improve.’
Alison Fernandes, Myanmar

‘The Light Wheel Course is very nice, all the dimensions are well integrated, it is well thought out. You can clearly see the work and the strategic design from the Church to the social intervention. The content is practical and suitable to apply to any context.’
Enoc Henríquez, Honduras

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