Beyond Aim, Competency, and Habit: a Brief Critical Analysis of the Purposes of Education from the Perspective of Leonardo Polo’s Anthropology
Keywords:education, person, aims, competencies, habits
This article begins by accepting that every pedagogical proposal presupposes an anthropological view, and this carries with it the consideration of what is best for man, that is, the purpose of education. From here, this study asks if it is sufficient to consider aims, competencies, and habits as the ultimate purposes of education. Each of these purposes of education has formed relevant educational trends today. It concludes, following an analysis from the anthropological proposal of Leonardo Polo, that these ends are necessary, as partial purposes, but they achieve only the growth of human nature, not that of the person.