Revelation of Educational Human Nature Theory on the Realization of Educational Happiness



Happiness is the aim and the ultimate goal of education. To obtain educational happiness, we should base on and act upon human nature, bridge it to the further shore of happiness. That is what termed by ancient Chinese as, “What determined by Heaven is Human Nature. Following the Human Nature is Tao. Practicing Tao is education.” This essay gives some brief accounts of the statements on human nature in both Chinese and Western education history, with the purpose of finding a path to the educational happiness.


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