Educación y Educadores
versão impressa ISSN 0123-1294
BARRIO MAESTRE, José María. Human growth dimensions. educ.educ. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 117-134. ISSN 0123-1294.
This paper, based on the findings of pedagogic anthropology, highlights the essential endlessness of the human person -who is always prone to "being more" as a person- and considers to what extent education can enhance human growth. The different stages of intellectual development are analyzed in some detail, emphasizing the critical sense and the adequate or inadequate ways of promoting such development through teaching. The paper also studies the essential domains of the person's moral growth and the possibility, necessity and legitimacy conditions of an explicitly moralizing assertive influence as well as the links between moral education and civic education. Likewise, aspects of the person's affective development and their synergy with the above mentioned growth domains are focused. Finally, some commentaries are made on the development of the religious domain and its educational importance.
Palavras-chave : Philosophy of education; anthropology of education; moral education; human person; development of the person.